Author Topic: Is a non malicious joke a real virus?  (Read 1373 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline polonus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 22938
  • malware fighter
Is a non malicious joke a real virus?
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:48:21 PM »
This might be so because the removal from the OS can be problematic.

See: https://www.virustotal.com/nl/url/6db7551c0cf3d4b358cba40c81f46f2e58736f7113c2f5003a47a7580c7c3c71/analysis/1385329180/
https://www.virustotal.com/nl/file/09b6fa25cef3e3e49840849c37c1048973abf9b4f687ea996c3b41ee39402848/analysis/1384714624/
&
http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=7950380  IDS alerts given.
Flagged by scumware: 2012-04-16 20:42:41   htxp://meinelt-online.de/ramsch/tests/geschicklichkeitste
st.exe   1F299DFD2FD7C6D8F17DCD2790546359   194.116.187.22   DE   W32MalwareF.NSHU   
http://v.virscan.org/Application.Joke.TPE.html

pol
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

Offline jefferson sant

  • Massive Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 3761
  • volunteer
Re: Is a non malicious joke a real virus?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 11:08:10 PM »
avast detects the file and url is blocked




although the web shield

Filerep[metagen]
« Last Edit: November 24, 2013, 11:10:02 PM by jefferson santiag »
every word is like a seed thrown to the ground of the heart.it is for the Christian, with much love,
care for this plant, the fruit will come. come

Offline polonus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 22938
  • malware fighter
Re: Is a non malicious joke a real virus?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 11:12:25 PM »
Good to have this reported. See: http://www.threatexpert.com/files/st.exe.html

polonus
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

Offline jefferson sant

  • Massive Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 3761
  • volunteer
Re: Is a non malicious joke a real virus?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 11:23:39 PM »
joke is not included in the nomenclature for detection of avast.
Joke (joke) is a program that, while not malicious, cause fear in the user locks the computer or simply tests the patience of the victim.Jokes are common among the famous program "Your computer is being formatted" and web pages that open thousands of pop-up flash animations that go across the screen.

http://www.linhadefensiva.org/dicionario/
« Last Edit: November 24, 2013, 11:33:05 PM by jefferson santiag »
every word is like a seed thrown to the ground of the heart.it is for the Christian, with much love,
care for this plant, the fruit will come. come

Offline Pondus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 25984
Re: Is a non malicious joke a real virus?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 11:27:27 PM »
and old Joke   ;D    First submission 2009-02-14 00:41:09 UTC ( 4 years, 9 months ago )

F-Secure  http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/joke.shtml

« Last Edit: November 24, 2013, 11:31:37 PM by Pondus »
Chief Wiggum: Uh, no, you got the wrong number. This is 9-1…2.


Offline polonus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 22938
  • malware fighter
Re: Is a non malicious joke a real virus?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 11:32:55 PM »
OK, I understand joke is blocked because it can lead to real panic by some users.
See example: http://www.quopic.com/funny-quotes-about-life/funny-trolling-reading-eye-test-wallpaper/ (if you have no glasses  ;D)
But it seems difficult to remove this from the OS and that is why it is flagged as unwanted virus (non-malicious).

polonus
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!