CODE 252 is a virus discovered in California in April 1992. CODE 252 is designed to trigger any time an infected application is run between June 6 and December 31.
When the viral code is executed, CODE 252 displays the following message on the screen:
You have a virus. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Now erasing all disks... Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha P.S. Have a nice day Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha (Click to continue...)
CODE 252 then deletes the viral code from the System file and the current application.
No files or directories are deleted, but a concerned user might turn off or restart the infected Macintosh after seeing the message. Doing this can cause disk corruption or other damage.
Between January 1st and June 5th of any year after 1991, CODE 252 spreads from applications to System files, and then from the infected System file to other applications.
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