“Joketool.” is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a category of riskware that causes users to panic by making the affected system appear that something is wrong, such as simultaneously displaying many message boxes on the desktop or controlling the user’s mouse cursor.
JokeTool detections are usually harmless programs disguised as legitimate threats. Such files are meant as a joke and appear to perform undesired tasks, such as deleting files, formatting hard drives, or anything that could cause alarm.
Some antivirus program detects them as threats as they can sometimes interfere with the normal operation of the computer. They can also cause inadvertent damage if, for example, a user panics and shuts down his pc by pulling the plug to prevent a perceived file deletion but actually damages his PC in the process.
Malwarebytes protects users from items detected as JokeTool. by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove JokeTool. without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.
To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:
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