Joke.Apeldorn

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:36:31 AM
Type: Joke
Version: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Risk Impact: Medium
File Names: Compuclean.exe
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


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.

Symptoms


Your Symantec antivirus program detects this joke program as Joke.Apeldorn

Transmission


Joke.Apeldorn is usually a stand-alone executable and requires you to manually execute the program.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2018 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 09, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 14, 2004

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:36:31 AM
Type: Joke
Version: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Risk Impact: Medium
File Names: Compuclean.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


When Joke.Apeldorn is executed, it performs the following actions:

  1. Displays a series of dialogs with Dutch text and distorts the screen image in several ways.

  2. Pretends to restart the computer in MS-DOS mode and reformat the C: drive. However, it does not really perform either of those actions.


Updated: February 13, 2007 11:36:31 AM
Type: Joke
Version: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Risk Impact: Medium
File Names: Compuclean.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Joke.Apeldorn.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. Scanning for and deleting the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and run a full system scan..
  2. If any files are detected as Joke.Apeldorn, click Delete.


    Note: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.