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Catchme

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

It displays a window that changes its position on screen when the user attempts to close it.

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 

    

Catchme is a malware type joke. 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, Catchme displays a window which title bar shows the text Catch me if you can. The window also contains a message that pretends to be an insult.

When the user attempts to close the window, the insult displayed varies, and the window changes its position on screen, thus being impossible to close it.

In order to return to normal work, the user must press the keys Alt + F4, or access the Task Manager and end the process associated to Catchme.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Catchme is easy to recognize, as it displays a window with the title Catch me if you can and a text that pretends to be an insult: