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Joke.Bounce

Joke.Bounce

Updated:
13 February 2007
Version:
Not available
Publisher:
Not available
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
DDS.EXE
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Joke.Bounce is a joke program that causes the active window and mouse cursor to bounce up and down, making the computer difficult to use.

Symptoms


The active window and mouse cursor bounce.
Your Symantec program detects Joke.Bounce.

Behavior


This joke program consists of one executable file that must be manually executed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 07 May 2019 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 June 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version 07 May 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 30 June 2004
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When Joke.Bounce is executed, it causes the active window and mouse cursor to bounce.

The program also runs in stealth mode (hidden), making it more difficult to stop.

Joke.Bounce does not harm a computer, but makes it difficult to use.

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Joke.Bounce.
  3. Delete the value that was added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To update the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. To scan for and delete the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Joke.Bounce, click Delete.


    Note:
    If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.