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|Effects: ||It creates a large number of copies of itself on affected computers.|
|First detected on:||June 3, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||March 16, 2005|
Festival is a worm that does not have any destructive effects, which spreads via e-mail, shared network drives, the chat program IRC and through KaZaA, a P2P (peer to peer) file sharing program.
When it spreads via e-mail, Festival is easy to identify, as the message carrying the worm always has the subject Where are you? and contains the following text:
Where are you?
I enjoy speaking with you:)
Simdi icinden buda kim diyorsundur:)
Festival is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has infected a computer.