Flip button

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In malware, a flip button is when a computer application (often malicious types like spyware and adware) attempts to trick the user into clicking a button.

A common example of this technique is when there are two buttons, the first saying "Yes" and the other saying "No", but both buttons actually result in the same effect as pressing "Yes". One can get around this trick by removing the application in the task manager, or by "x-ing" out of the application in the top right corner of the box. One type of flip button is a web-browser popup which looks like a Windows XP message box. While the box displays two choices, "yes" and "no", the whole picture is actually one link.