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ColdApe.AD

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ColdApe.AD
Technical name:W97M/ColdApe.AD
Threat level:Low
Alias:ColdApe.A, W97M/ColdApe.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It sends e-mails from the affected computer to nick@virusbtn.com. It modifies Visual Basic Script files.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:July 22, 1999
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

ColdApe.AD is a Macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document, with a DOC extension. This document then infects the Word template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads its infection to every Word document generated with it.

It does not have any destructive effects, but it does cause some inconveniences to users:

  • It sends e-mail messages from the infected computer to nick@virusbtn.com, with the following text in the message body: Dear Nicky... my name is <User_Name> and I want to make hot monkey love with you. You anti-virus stud!.

    The is no evidence that the messages used by the virus writer are not harmless.

  • It modifies Visual Basic Script files (VBS extension).

Visible Symptoms 

    

An indication that you have received ColdApe.AD is a message with the following characteristics:

  • Recipient:

    nick@virusbtn.com.

  • Message:

    Dear Nicky... my name is <User_Name> and I want to make hot monkey love with you. You anti-virus stud!