Threat Description

Application:​W32/Joke

Details

Aliases:Other:​W32/Joke
Category:Malware
Type:Other
Platform:W32

Summary



A non-destructive program with an annoying or funny functionality.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will either automatically disinfect the suspect file or the user will be prompted to select a desired action. For more information, see: Support Community article: Automatic actions for viruses also used for suspicious items .



Technical Details



The Type designation 'Joke' was previously used by F-Secure to identify a non-destructive program with an annoying or funny functionality. With changes in the threat landscape today, programs previously identified as 'Joke' are now classified under the Riskware Category, with the Type designation 'Application'.

The update in naming better clarifies the program's overall security profile in the current, more complex threat landscape.






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