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Joke tools are usually harmless applications disguised as legitimate threats. They are meant as a joke, appearing to perform undesired tasks, such as deleting files, formatting hard drives, anything that would cause the victim of the joke to be alarmed.

Some anti-virus program will detect them as threats as they can sometimes interfere with the normal operation of the computer. They can also cause damage inadvertently, for example, a user could panic and shut down his pc by pulling the plug to prevent a perceived file deletion and actually damage his pc in doing so.



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