Threat Description

Joke.WinError

Details

Aliases: Joke.WinError, WinError
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



The 'Joke.WinError' is a joke program. Being run it installs itself to system. It copies itself as WINERROR.EXE to \WINDOWS directory and sets system and hidden attributes to its file. Then it adds its execution to WIN.INI file after 'LOAD=' string.

When Windows boots up the joke program is loaded and stays resident. From time to time it generates Windows low-level error messages (big white windows) like 'Keyboard not connected' and so on.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Technical Details: Alexey Podrezov, F-Secure


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