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Cursor

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Cursor
Technical name:Joke/Cursor
Threat level:Low
Alias:Win32/Cursor
Type:Joke
Effects:  It displays a message on screen and changes the mouse pointer to a picture of male genitals.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 3, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Cursor 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, Cursor changes the mouse pointer to a picture of male genitals.

In order to return to normal work, the user must restart the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Cursor is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message written in French on screen once it is run:

Then, Cursor changes the mouse pointer to a picture of male genitals.