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ColdApe

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ColdApe
Technical name:W97M/ColdApe.O3
Threat level:Low
Alias:ColdApe.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It sends out e-mail message from the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 4, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:COLDAPE

Brief Description 

    

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

ColdApe gets the IP of the affected computer and it sends it by e-mail to the address avm@nym.alias.net.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that ColdApe has infected a computer is the following messages in the Sent Items directory of your e-mail program:

  • The first message is sent to the address nick@virusbtn.com with the following text:
    Dear Nicky... my name is Jacky and I want to make hot monkey love with you. You anti-virus stud!
  • The second is sent to the address: avm@redneck.efga.org. In this message, ColdApe sends the computer’s IP to the attacker.