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|Effects: ||It disorganizes all the icons in the Windows desktop.
|First detected on:|
|Detection updated on:||June 4, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IconDanse is a Trojan whose effects are more annoying than damaging. When the file containing the virus is run, all the windows are minimized and the icons on the desktop line up and follow the mouse pointer.
When this action is finished, all the icons are arranged in the incorrect order and the user who has to put them back to their original place.
IconDanse is very easy to identify, as:
- When the file containing the virus is run, all open windows minimize.
- All the icons on the Windows desktop will be arranged in a line that will move across the screen. Then, this line will follow the mouse pointer.
This will happen for a while and then, they will move in a spiral on the screen that will look like this:
- After making this movement several times, IconDanse will display the following dialog box on screen
- The icons will keep on following the mouse pointer until the user clicks on the OK button. After that, the movement stops, but the icons are arranged in the incorrect order all over the screen.