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Train

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

It uses the content of the screen to simulate a train pulling out.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 8, 2003
Detection updated on:Sept. 1, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Train is a malware type joke. 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, Train uses the content of the screen to simulate a train pulling out.

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 Train.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Train is easy to recognize, as it uses the content of the screen to simulate a train pulling out.