Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 11:57:24 AM
Also Known As:
Happy Birthday Joshi, Stealth Virus
Systems Affected:

Joshi is a virus that displays the following message if the infected computer is booted on January 5 of any year:

type Happy Birthday Joshi

It then halts the computer. The system continues normally if the user responds appropriately and enters the following:

Happy Birthday Joshi

If not, the system hangs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 14, 2017 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 14, 2017 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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