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|Effects: ||It displays messages on screen, pretending that the program will self-destruct.|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 31, 2003|
|Country of origin:||SPAIN|
Autodes is a joke type malware. These harmless programs display fake error messages on screen warning of destructive actions, simulate these actions or change the mouse or screen settings.
In this particular case, Autodes displays a series of messages that attempt to trick the user into thinking that the program will self-destruct in ten seconds.
Autodes is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message on screen once it is run:
When the count reaches zero, Autodes displays the following message, explaining that it was only a joke: