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BeepDemon

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BeepDemon
Technical name:Joke/BeepDemon
Threat level:Low
Type:Joke
Effects:   It pretends to carry out destructive actions or modifies the mouse or screen settings. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 20, 2005
Detection updated on:Jan. 20, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

BeepDemon is a joke type malware.

These are completely harmless programs that display false messages informing users that destructive actions have been carried out on their computer, pretend to carry out destructive actions, modify the mouse or screen settings, etc.

 

BeepDemon does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.