Joke.Win.Stript

Classification

Malware

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Joke.Win.Stript, Scared

Summary

The 'Joke.Win.Stript' is a simple joke program.

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Technical Details

Being run it imitates Windows having fatal errors by opening series of messageboxes with error messages. After that another messagebox appears with the text:

Are you sure you want to format the hard drive ?

There's only 'OK' button in this messagebox, so the user has to press it anyway. Then the joke opens another dialog with hard disk format progress indicator and the text:

Formatting hard disk. Push Escape to cancel.

If you press 'Cancel' button there appears a messagebox with the text: "Necessary files not found!". After that or when progress indicator reaches 100%, the screen is filled with garbage and the joke waits for keypress. Then the final messagebox appears with the following text:

I scared you, didn't I ?

English and German versions of this joke exists.

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