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Gun

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

It changes the mouse cursor for a riffle's sight. Every time the user clicks the mouse button, a 'shot' appears in the place where the cursor is.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:June 13, 2004
Detection updated on:June 13, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Gun 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, when Gun is being executed, instead of the mouse cursor a riffle's sight appears. Every time the user clicks the mouse button, a 'shot' appears in the place where the cursor is.

In order to return to normal work, the user must press the Escape key.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Gun is easy to recognize, as it changes the mouse cursor for a riffle's sight. In addition, every time the user press the mouse button, a 'shot' appears in the place where the cursor is: