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CrazyTyping

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:CrazyTyping
Technical name:Joke/CrazyTyping
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  It changes all the keystrokes entered with the keyboard.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 17, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

CrazyTyping 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, CrazyTyping goes memory resident and changes all the keystrokes entered with the keyboard in all the Windows applications by the characters that the creator of the joke specified.

CrazyTyping has an editor that allows to change the icon of the joke file and the characters that will appear.

There are two versions of this joke. The registered version only stops when the user enters a password; if the user does not know this password, it is necessary to restart the computer in order to return to normal work. On the other hand, in the unregistered version, after a certain number of changed keystrokes, the joke ends by itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

CrazyTyping is easy to recognize, as it changes all the keystrokes entered with the keyboard in all the Windows applications by the characters that the creator of the joke specified.