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MailGex

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MailGex
Technical name:Joke/MailGex
Threat level:Low
Alias:Hoax.DOS.MailGex
Type:Joke
Effects:  It simulates to be a Hacking Tool for obtaining passwords belonging to e-mail accounts.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:March 29, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MailGex 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, MailGex opens a shell window and simulates to be a Hacking Tool for obtaining passwords belonging to e-mail accounts.

In order to finish MailGex and return to normal work, the user must push the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del and end the application belonging to MailGex.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MailGex is easy to recognize, as it carries out the following process:

  • It asks the e-mail address to be hacked:

  • It pretends to find a bug while attempting to acess the mail server, and asks if the user wants to debug it or not:

  • If the user answers Yes, MailGex displays a count on screen (up to 52,475).

  • Then, regardless of the option chosen, MailGex pretends to be contacting with the mail server, getting information about the mail account, etc:

  • However, MailGex stops its execution displaying an error.