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Aloap

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

It causes to tremble windows and menus.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Sept. 8, 2003
Detection updated on:Oct. 13, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Aloap is a joke typemalware. 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, Aloap causes to tremble the windows and menus displayed on screen, as the Start menu or the pop-up menus.

If the user wants to stop the effects of this joke and return to normal work, it is necessary to access the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del and end the process belonging to Aloap.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Aloap is easy to recognize, as it causes to tremble windows and menus, as the Start menu and pop-up menus.