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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mole

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mole
Technical name:Joke/Mole
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:  

It displays a mole which constructs burrows all over the screen.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:April 27, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Mole 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, Mole displays a picture of a mole, which starts constructing burrows all over the screen. By doing so, it covers the active windows.

In order to stop this joke, either restart the computer or access the Task Administrator and end the associated process.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mole is easy to recognize, as it displays a picture of a mole that starts contrsucting burrows all over the screen: