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Caraga

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Caraga
Technical name:W97M/Caraga
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the global template. It hides or disables many options of the Tools menu of this application.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Aug. 13, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:W97M GROUP

Brief Description 

    

Caraga is a macro virus with destructive effects, which infects Word documents, as well as the global template used by this application.

Caraga uses the normal means of infection used by macro viruses. Firstly, it infects the global template and then, it will infect all the documents that are opened, closed or saved in the affected computer.

Caraga hides or disables many options of the Tools menu: Visual Basic Editor and toolbar, Macros, Control Box toolbar, shortcut keys, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Caraga is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It changes the properties of the infected documents to:

    Title:
    Alge

    Subject:
    Luceat Lux Vistra

    Author:
    Cbrhck

    Keywords:
    brk

    Comments:
    RM Diega, I DO LOVE YOU, very much... -TAKE A BUNCH OF CARE- honey!
  • The days 15 and 30 of every month, it displays the following text on starting the computer:

    Alge by: Cbrhck - CARAGA <Luceat Lux Vistra>
    I'm not really interested to make ""DUMBASS"" your Machine but I shall.
    -->>I miss you so much Jonalyn V. of AP. Butuan City, Philippines
    -->> I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!, Take a bunch of Care!!
    More thanks to myself... my developer's world who really SUCK-UP! your fuck'n did.