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Burst

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Burst
Technical name:Joke/Burst
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  It displays some holes on screen, as if the glass of the monitor was broken and imitates the sound of glass breaking.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 17, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Burst 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, Burst displays some holes on screen a while after it has been run, as if the glass of the monitor was broken. In addition, it imitates the noise of glass breaking, to give more credibility. Then, it displays another window asking the user to click on yes or not.

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Burst finishes its execution when the user clicks on the Yes button.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Burst is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following window on screen:

In addition, it imitates the noise of glass breaking, in order to make this visual effect more credible.

After a while, Burst displays the following message on screen: