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CoolNotepad is a worm spreads rapidly using the following means of transmission:
CoolNotepad is not considered dangerous, as it does not cause any damage to affected computers. Its only annoying effect consists of hiding the Windows Desktop.
A clear indication that you have received CoolNotepad is a message with the following characteristics:
Another warning sign is a file called COOL_NOTEPAD_DEMO.TXT.vbs sent through IRC.
Once infection has occurred, CoolNotepad manages to hide the Windows Desktop.