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Stupen

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Stupen
Technical name:Joke/Stupen
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  It displays obscene messages on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 8, 2003
Detection updated on:July 3, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Stupen is ajoke 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, Stupen displays a a series of messages on which it asks obscene questions to the user.

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 Stupen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Stupen is easy to recognize, as it displays the following messages on screen:

  • First of all, it displays a message that pretends to be an application error on screen:



    This window only allows to push the Yes button, as it moves the No button whenever the user attempts to push it.
  • On pushing the Yes button, it displays the following message:

  • The Click to close button cannot be pushed, as it moves away from the mouse pointer whenever the user attempts to push it. It also changes the message to Click, peewee! and Ha, ha, ha!
  • Additionally, after a while, it displays another dialog box:

  • Finally, when the user pushes the button in this message, it appears the following window: