- February 13, 2007 11:36:31 AM
- Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
Joke.Apeldorn is a joke program that displays a series of dialog boxes with text in Dutch and distorts the screen image. Then, it pretends to restart the computer in MS-DOS mode and format the C: drive. However, it does not actually do any harm.
Your Symantec antivirus program detects this joke program as Joke.Apeldorn
Joke.Apeldorn is usually a stand-alone executable and requires you to manually execute the program.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version January 9, 2004
Latest Rapid Release version December 31, 2009 revision 002
Initial Daily Certified version January 9, 2004
Latest Daily Certified version December 31, 2009 revision 017
Initial Weekly Certified release date January 14, 2004
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