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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:36:19 AM
Type: Joke
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows


When this program is running, it causes the cursor to move randomly.


The cursor moves by itself.


Has to be manually executed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 06, 2020 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 29, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 07, 2020 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 31, 2003

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Technical Description

Joke.MoveMouse comes as an executable file. When this executable file is executed, the mouse will move randomly.


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.MoveMouse.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

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

2. Scanning for and deleting the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Joke.MoveMouse, 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.