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Melter

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Melter
Technical name:Joke/Melter
Threat level:Low
Alias:Joke.Win32.Melter
Type:Joke
Effects:  It simulates that the screen melts.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98

Detection updated on:Feb. 6, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Melter is a joke type malware. These harmless programs display fake error messages on screen warning of destructive actions, simulate these actions or change the mouse or screen settings.

In this particular case, Melter changes the Desktop or windows displayed on screen, simulating that they melt.

Melter finishes its execution when the screen has melted completely.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Melter is easy to recognize, as it simulates that the screen melts: