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It displays messages that contain information on the affected computer and then simulates the deletion of all the files in the hard drives.
|First detected on:||Sept. 8, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 2, 2003|
Proxima 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, Proxima displays messages that contain information on the affected computer and then simulates the deletion of all the files in the hard drives by displaying messages on screen.
If the user wants to stop the effects of this joke and return to normal work, it is necessary to access the Task Manager with the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del and end the process belonging to Proxima.
Proxima is easy to recognize, as it displays the following messages on screen: