You Are An Idiot is a trojan on Microsoft Windows with Internet Explorer. It is from the family Trojan:JS/NoBrain. It is the successor of Joke:Win32.Idiot. However, this malware will not delete files or anything of that sort, and simply acts like a fork bomb. However, the fork bomb payload does not reach out in the wild nowadays due to the code to spam the screen (the JavaScript) being removed from



You Are An Idiot is a flash video that consists of the following text in the Times New Roman font. (the exclamation point is small enough that it is barely visible without zooming in):

you are an idiot!
☺ ☺ ☺

The screen also flashes black and white while the font color alternates from white and black, causing some users to gain seizures. A song that sings "You are an idiot! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!" is also heard from the flash video, annoying the user. Someone would think it wouldn't do any harm.

The flash video was originally found in (which since has turned into a pornography portal). The video was then moved to[1]

You Are An Idiot

You Are An Idiot was the original version of the virus. If someone went to, they would get 6 pop-ups that would fly around their screen, annoying them until their computer eventually crashed. If the user managed to close one, it would spawn 6 more windows of "You Are An Idiot". Attempting to use Ctrl+Alt+Del and Alt+F4 would display a dialog box saying "You are an idiot!", and clicking OK would just close the window. They could turn it off by restarting your computer. Today, the website just plays the video and does not open up any other windows anymore. However, the site was revived in two different web addresses with the code slightly modified.
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Going to VIRUS!

You Are An Idiot 2



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You are an idiot virus removal

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Hey!!!!!!! My new virus!-0

ComputerVirusWatch demonstrates his website.

You Are An Idiot 2 is very similar to You Are An Idiot. This threat was created by ComputerVirusWatch in 2013. The goal of the threat is to demonstrate how the original You Are An Idiot threat exploits vulnerabilities. This threat's code was removed from the website on the same year, but was later recreated and modified in two different websites and is now cross-platform.

In Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera browsers without the popup blocker, when the website is visited, the malware shows a big window that flies over the user's screen, singing that the user is an idiot to pay attention. When the window is closed, it opens 6 more windows to spam the user's computer, and they open the same page, sing the same song and fly over the screen. Usually this can break out into a big pile of error messages.

You are an idiot!

If the user's version of Internet Explorer is lower than 6.0, the threat sets the user's homepage to its own website. The threat will not work on Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or other desktop browsers unless its popup blocker is completely disabled.

Even though the threat has been removed on the original site, there was a version on danooct1's site that still worked. However, he replaced the threat with his video about the trojan, likely to prevent users from causing harm. Making it so they can be warned.


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