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Generic Joke

Threat LevelModerate threat
DistributionNot widespread


Generic Joke displays 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.


Means of transmission 

Generic Joke does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the 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.

Further Details  

Generic Joke has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 1234 bytes in size.