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|Effects: ||It sends e-mails from the affected computer to firstname.lastname@example.org. It modifies Visual Basic Script files and infects Word's global template.|
|Detection updated on:||April 13, 2004|
ColdApe.A is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document (a file with a DOC extension). This document then infects the Word template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads infection to every Word document generated with it.
It does not have destructive effects, but causes some inconveniences to users:
- It sends e-mail messages from the infected computer to email@example.com. These messages, which have not been proved to have a harmful effect, include the following text:
Dear Nicky... my name is <User_Name> and I want to make hot monkey love with you. You anti-virus stud!.
- It modifies Visual Basic Script files (files with a VBS extension).
A clear indication that ColdApe.A has reached the system is if the following e-mail message has been sent out from your computer: