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Drunk

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Drunk
Technical name:Joke/Drunk
Threat level:Medium
Alias:JOKE_WINAVOID.A
Type:Joke
Effects:  It displays an image of three beer jars on screen, and asks the user to push a button in order to close it.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:March 24, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Drunk 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, Drunk displays a window with an image of three beer jars on screen and a button, and asks the user to push it. However, when the user attempts to click the button, the window moves around the screen, making it difficult to finish this joke.

Drunk finishes its execution when the user finally pushes the button, or the program ends by itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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