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|Effects: ||It simulates the process of reformatting the hard disk drive after displaying false error messages.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 8, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 2, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Errore 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, Errore displays a series of messages that attempt to trick the user into thinking that there have been Windows fatal errors and therefore the hard drive must be reformatted. It also simulates this process.
If the user wants to stop the effects of this joke and return to normal work, it is necessary to access the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del and end the process belonging to Errore.
Errore is easy to recognize, as it displays a series of error messages written in Italian on screen:
First of all, it displays error messages that assure that there have been fatal errors:
Then, it asks the user for confirmation to reformat the hard drive:
On pushing any of the buttons, Errore
simulates the process of reformatting the hard drive:
Then, it warns that some of the necessary files have not been found:
- Finally, on pushing the OK button, Errore displays a reminder of the fear the user has suffered: