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|Effects: ||It sends e-mails from the affected computer to firstname.lastname@example.org. It modifies Visual Basic Script files.|
|Detection updated on:||July 22, 1999|
ColdApe.AD is a Macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document, with a DOC extension. This document then infects the Word template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads its infection to every Word document generated with it.
It does not have any destructive effects, but it does cause some inconveniences to users:
It sends e-mail messages from the infected computer to email@example.com, with the following text in the message body: Dear Nicky... my name is <User_Name> and I want to make hot monkey love with you. You anti-virus stud!.
The is no evidence that the messages used by the virus writer are not harmless.
An indication that you have received ColdApe.AD is a message with the following characteristics: