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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bounce

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

It causes windows and messages to bounce.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 14, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bounce is a 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, Bounce causes to bounce the windows and messages 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 Joke-Bounce_com.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bounce is easy to recognize, as it causes windows and messages to bounce.