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Virus Encyclopedia

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Blinker

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Blinker
Technical name:Joke/Blinker
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  It displays a blinking Internet Explorer window.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 14, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Blinker 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, Blinker opens a Internet Explorer window, whose content blinks.

In order to return to normal work, the user must push the shorcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del and end the process belonging to Blinker.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Blinker is easy to recognize, as it opens an Internet Explorer window, whose content blinks.