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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Viagra

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

It increases the size of the mouse pointer and displays a message on screen.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Sept. 10, 2004
Detection updated on:June 4, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Viagra 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 Viagra is run, it increases the size of the mouse pointer, and displays a message recommending games to be downloaded from an specific website.

If the user wants to stop the effects of this joke and return to normal work, it is necessary to click any mouse button.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Viagra is easy to recognize once it is run, as it has the following symptoms:

  • It increases the size of the mouse pointer:

  • It displays a message that recommends games to be downloaded from an specific website: