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Jkozd

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Jkozd
Technical name:Joke/Jkozd
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  It displays a message that cannot be closed through any of the common means.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 14, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Jkozd 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, Jkozd displays a message on screen that cannot be closed by any of the following means: pushing the OK button, pushing the shorcut keys Alt + F4 or with the Task manager. Jkozd does not even allow to restart the computer by using the Start menu.

In order to return to normal work, the user must restart the computer by pushing repeatedly the shorcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del or pushing the Reset button.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Jkozd is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message on screen when the user attempts to restart the computer using the Start menu: