Threat description


Platform: W32
Aliases: Joke.WinError, WinError


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.


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Technical Details:Alexey Podrezov, F-Secure


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