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Can anyone be patient enough to give me the low down on joke files? If not, do you know of any articles that talk about joke files, what they do etc...
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What do you mean? I googled joke files and it showed up a bunch of joke sites and jokes.
 

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HenryVI said:
What do you mean? I googled joke files and it showed up a bunch of joke sites and jokes.
I'm sorry, I mean the ones that make your computer do funny things, like open cd-rom door at bootup. Not sites that have funny ha ha jokes. You were referring to funny ha ha jokes, correct? Thanks
 
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Easter eggs? Like finding hidden files in stuff...

And I've never heard of opening cd-rom door at boot up........ unless you push the button lol.
Yes I was referring to funny haha jokes...
 

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And I've never heard of opening cd-rom door at boot up........ [SIZE=1 said:
unless you push the button lol[/SIZE].

Very funny... Look up "cd-rom door unexpectedly opens" and you will find something probably referring to anti-virus/spyware or something of the like. I was curious to see if there is more detailed information on "joke files". Ya know, where do they normally come from, etc... I have heard they may cause such a thing. Who knows, the "joke files" that I am referring to may be linked to spyware????
 
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jrochte said:
Can anyone be patient enough to give me the low down on joke files? If not, do you know of any articles that talk about joke files, what they do etc...
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Joke files (of the virus kind) are transport mechanisms where the joke is the bait for a virus payload embedded within the joke file that corrupts your computer once downloaded and opened. You expect to laugh (human behavior exploit) and the laugh is on you when the virus is implanted on your system because you don't have adequate anti-virus protection.
Go here to search for joke: http://kb.trendmicro.com/solutions/search/default.asp
and you will find that all jokes are not funny, esp. if it screws with your computer.

-- Tom
 

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I remember of a 'joke file' where out of nowhere the computer will do a farting noise. But the only problem with it was that the sound volume was maxed out.

Most are funny once or twice but when it goes on like the energizer bunny it's really irriating.
 

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If you plan on using any of these, be aware that some people don't think it's funny messing around with their PC. I, for one, would most likely wind up giving a good a$$ kickin to someone doing that to my machine.[/QUOTE]


Don't worry about me. I don't like getting them, and I surely don't want to give them to anyone. Although, I too, wouldn't mind giving a good a$$ kickin' to whoever does.

THANKS FOR THE HELP... :cool: :D
 
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A very old non-destructive joke - if the recipient has a suitable SOH - played on me first day of work!
Take a screenshot of the desktop (minus the cursor) save it, and change the wallpaper to the screenshot - then right-click the desktop and go to Arrange Icons By and uncheck Show Desktop Icons.
You could also autohide the taskbar to disable that as well.
 

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A very old non-destructive joke - if the recipient has a suitable SOH - played on me first day of work!
Take a screenshot of the desktop (minus the cursor) save it, and change the wallpaper to the screenshot - then right-click the desktop and go to Arrange Icons By and uncheck Show Desktop Icons.
You could also autohide the taskbar to disable that as well.
I like that one!

If you know macros you could write some annoying code for when a user opens or starts input into Excel or other Office progs.
 
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