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Buttons

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Buttons
Technical name:Joke/Buttons
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  

It opens up to one hundred of dialog boxes, which the user must close in order to return to normal work.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Oct. 13, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Buttons is joke type malware. These harmless programs display fake error messages on screen warning about the execution of destructive actions, fake these actions or change the mouse or screen settings.

To be more precise, Buttons displays a message on screen, in which it asks a question to the user. If the user answers Yes, Buttons opens up to one hundred dialog boxes all over the Windows Desktop.

In order to return to normal work, the user must close all the dialog boxes.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Buttons is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message once it is run:

If the user answers Yes, Buttons opens up to one hundred dialog boxes all over the Desktop:

In addition, there is a Spanish version of this joke: