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It simulates the process of deleting all the contents of the hard drive by displaying messages on screen.
|First detected on:||Sept. 8, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 2, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Fakedel.B 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.B simulates the process of deleting all the contents of the hard drive 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.B.
Fakedel.B is easy to recognize, as it displays the following messages on screen once it is run: