Missus manifests as a female humanoid providing cooking/cleaning
features, and a sitting-room/TV it is a remote hijacker, targeted at
unsuspecting male humanoids. There may be problems with pop-ups.
Girlfriend 1.0 was the first variant, targeted at mycash.com, later
versions of Girlfriend exploit the same resources using more
Live_in (any version) uses different profiles and is targeted at
Missus 2.7 is the current variant in which the cooking/cleaning/nookie
features are much less effective but the resource consumption is two
orders of magnitude greater
Also known as
SWMBO, 'er indoors, the totty, the little woman.
The Girlfriend variants have sometimes been bundled with got-drunk,
went clubbing and chatted_up_sister's_mate. The parasitic forms
(Live-in and Missus) are invariably self-installing, exploiting any
firewall deficiencies to immediately grab Administrator privileges and
closing out any other Administrator access.
What it does Missus is a blended threat and operates phased attack:
1. It progressively closes all access to any competing products.
2. It grabs access to all available resources
3. It uninstalls the "toys and gadgets" folder completely, and then
reprogrammes the firewall to block any related addresses.
4. It installs "soft furnishings.dll" and "redecorate.vxd" (the
virtual driver being recursed on a 12-month cycle).
5. It closes down un-wanted processes like pubnight, havefun,
6. Having achieved the above it spawns new sub-processes to
consolidate its control.
7. It may install parasitic programmes and spyware like In-Laws 1.0
Only for the first few months - after that it prohibits any violation
of its privacy.
Yes, your security of title and tenure is severely threatened by the
prospect of CPA.VXD.
Very unstable - prone to spontaneous breakdown without cause. Recovery
only possible by allocating ever more resources and granting greater
privileges. These steps are non-reversible.
Generally regarded as impossible, although some have succeeded through
faking death or assuming a new identity.
Only for the first few months - then discouraged or prohibited.