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|Effects: ||It displays obscene messages on screen.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 8, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||July 3, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Stupen is ajoke typemalware. 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, Stupen displays a a series of messages on which it asks obscene questions to the user.
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 Stupen.
Stupen is easy to recognize, as it displays the following messages on screen:
First of all, it displays a message that pretends to be an application error on screen:
This window only allows to push the Yes
button, as it moves the No
button whenever the user attempts to push it.
On pushing the Yes
button, it displays the following message:
The Click to close button cannot be pushed, as it moves away from the mouse pointer whenever the user attempts to push it. It also changes the message to Click, peewee! and Ha, ha, ha!
Additionally, after a while, it displays another dialog box:
Finally, when the user pushes the button in this message, it appears the following window: