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Posa

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Posa
Technical name:Joke/Posa
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  It displays a message on screen and opens the CD-ROM tray.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 7, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Posa is a joke typemalware. 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, Posa displays a message on screen and opens the CD-ROM tray.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

When the user pushes the OK button, Posa opens the CD-ROM tray.