Joshi

Risk Level 1: Very Low

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

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 December 20, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 11, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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