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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

ColdApe.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ColdApe.A
Technical name:VBS/ColdApe.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It sends out an e-mail message from the affected computer without the user noticing.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:June 2, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:COLDAPE

Brief Description 

    

ColdApe.A is a virus that is dropped in the computer by the virus ColdApe when it is run.

ColdApe.A steals the IP addresses of the affected computers and sends them out via e-mail to the address avm@nym.alias.net.

Visible Symptoms 

    

ColdApe.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

However, if the following two messages are present in the Sent Items directory of your e-mail program, it can be a clera indication that ColdApe.A has reached your computer:

  • Message 1:
    Recipient:
    nick@virusbtn.com.
    Message:
    Dear Nicky... my name is and I want to make hot monkey love with you. You anti-virus stud!
  • Message 2:
    Recipient:
    avm@redneck.efga.org.
    Message:
    it contains the IP address of the affected computer.