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Crazymouse

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

It makes the mouse to work slowlier than usual and does not allow the user to control it.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:April 27, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

CrazyMouse 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, CrazyMouse displays a mouse configuration box. Then, it makes the mouse to work slowlier than usual and does not allow the user to control it.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

CrazyMouse is easy to recognize once it is run, as it displays the following mouse configuration box on screen. If this box were real, it should allow the user to configure the mouse driver: