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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

CokeBoy

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:CokeBoy
Technical name:W97M/CokeBoy
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the global template. It disables the macro virus protection and prevents the user from working with them.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 10, 2002
Detection updated on:Feb. 7, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

CokeBoy is a macro virus that infects Word documents and is easy to recognize because it always reaches computers in an e-mail with the following subject: CokeBoy.

CokeBoy infects computers when the attached file is run. In addition, it sends itself out to every contact in the Address Book.

CokeBoy overwrites the Word documents it infects, making it impossible to recover their content and it also modifies the Windows Registry.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Cokeboy is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:

COKEBOY

  • Message:

A confidential document is for you.. only for u!”

In addition, on the 29th of any month, the virus will display the following message on screen:

Similarly, when the user accesses the About option in Word's Help (?) menu, it also displays a window containing the name of the virus. Then, it inserts a text in the active Word document.

For further information about this window, click here.