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Monwo

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

It opens tens of pictures on the screen.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 21, 2004
Detection updated on:Sept. 21, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Monwo 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, Monwo displays displays a window asking the user a question in Spanish (Would you like some cute girls?), and two options Si (Yes) or No (No). Regardless of the button which the user pushes, Monwo displays tens of pictures on the screen.

In order to return to normal work, the user must close all the opened pictures.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Monwo is easy to recognize once it is executed, as it displays the following messages on screen:

  • It displays a window asking the user a question in Spanish (Would you like some cute girls?):

  • Regardless of the button which the user pushes, Monwo displays tens of the following picture, which the user must close in order to return to normal work: