- February 13, 2007 11:36:31 AM
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 October 2, 2014 revision 022
Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2018 revision 004
Initial Daily Certified version January 9, 2004
Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
Initial Weekly Certified release date January 14, 2004
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