Threat Description



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


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.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.

Technical Details:Alexey Podrezov, F-Secure


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