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Class.CN

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Class.CN
Technical name:W97M/Class.CN
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97M.Madcow, WM97/Melissa-D
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and template.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Class.CN is a polymorphic macro virus that infects Word 97 files and templates.
 
Class.CN spreads via e-mail in a message with the following subject: Mad Cow Joke.

When infection has been carried out, Class.CN sends itself out to the first twenty contacts in the Address Book.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear symptom that Class.CN has reached your computer is an e-mail message with the subject: Mad Cow Joke and with the following message: Beware of the spread of the Madcow Disease.