Threat Description

Joke.Win.Jeff

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Joke.Win.Jeff, UltraCool

Summary


The 'UltraCool' joke is a standalone application. When executed it first asks to enter first and last names of a user. Then it outputs the following message:

Error     This application stopped responding to the computer.      A LOW level Hard Disk format will procede in       27 seconds if cancel button in not pressed         WARNING: THIS WILL DELETE ALL INFORMATION   STORED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE 			   


Removal


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Technical Details


This dialog has a 'Cancel' button. After that the countdown starts. The 'Cancel' button can't be clicked because it moves away when mouse cursor appears near it. When the counter reaches zero the screen goes blank for a second and then the joke shows a message in big letters 'Just Kidding...'. Shortly after that there appears 'Done' button. After this button is clicked the joke passes control to the system.

The joke is written in Visual Basic.





Description Details: Analysis: Alexey Podrezov; F-Secure


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