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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

HappyCursor

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

It displays a message on screen that impedes to push the button that would end the joke.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 2, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

HappyCursor 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, HappyCursor displays a message on screen that impedes to push the Exit button, which ends the joke.

The user must push the Exit button in order to return to normal work.

Visible Symptoms 

    

HappyCursor is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message on screen: