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Stript

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Stript
Technical name:Joke/Stript
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  It simulates the reformatting of the hard drive by displaying messages on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 13, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Stript 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, Stript displays a series of messages on screen, which simulate the process of formatting the hard drive.

In order to return to normal work, the user must push the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • First of all, it displays a series of fake error messages:










  • Then, it prompts the user to format the hard drive:

  • On pushing the OK button, it appears the following screen:

  • When the user pushes the Esc key or the Cancel button, Stript displays the following error message:

  • Then, it appears the following screen:

  • Finally, when the user pushes any key, Stript shows the following message before returning to normal work: