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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Happy.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Happy.A
Technical name:VBS/Happy.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:VBS/LoveMonkey, VBS/ColdApe.B, VBS/AVM
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It infects files with a VBS extension, without carrying out any destructive action.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VBS

Brief Description 

    

Happy.A is a virus that infects the files written in the programming language Visual Basic (with a VBS extension) it finds in the root directory and in the directories Windows\ Desktop, Windows\ MyDocuments and Start Menu\ Programs\ Startup.

Happy.A is dropped by the virus ColdApe after it has infected a computer.

Happy.A does not carry out any destructive action, as it just copies its code to the files it infects, thereby increasing their size.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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