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It pretends to carry out destructive actions or modifies the mouse or screen settings.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Sept. 1, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 1, 2005|
Joke/Recital is a joke type malware.
These are completely harmless programs that display false messages informing users that destructive actions have been carried out on their computer, pretend to carry out destructive actions, modify the mouse or screen settings, etc.
Joke/Recital uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.