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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lifeis

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

It displays several windows, prompting users to confirm that they really want to leave the application.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Sept. 10, 2004
Detection updated on:Sept. 10, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lifeis 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 Lifeis is run, it displays a window with the picture of a bridge and an specific text. Then, when the user clicks on the Exit button, several messages are displayed, promting users to confirm that they really want to leave the application.

If the user wants to stop the effects of this joke and return to normal work, it is necessary to click the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Supr and end the process belonging to Lifeis, named life.exe and wowexec.exe.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Lifeis is easy to recognize once it is executed as it displays the following window with a bridge and an specific text:



Then, when the user clicks on the Exit button, Lifeis displays the following messages prompting users to confirm that they want to leave the application: