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It simulates to send the Windows directory and all its content to the Recycle bin.
|First detected on:||Sept. 8, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||April 19, 2006|
Fakedel.A is a joke type malware. These harmless programs display fake error messages on screen warning about the execution of destructive actions, fake these actions or change the mouse or screen settings.
To be more precise, Fakedel.A simulates the process of sending the Windows directory and all its contents to the Recycle bin by displaying messages on screen.
If the user wants to stop the effects of this joke and return to normal work, it is necessary to access the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del and end the process belonging to Fakedel.A.
Fakedel.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the following messages on screen once it is run:
First of all, it displays a message asking for confirmation to send the Windows directory to the Recycle bin
Then, regardless of the option that the user chooses, it displays a message that simulates the process: