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It hides the Windows Desktop. It spreads via email and via IRC.
|Detection updated on:||April 25, 2005|
CoolNotepad is a worm that hides the Windows Desktop when it is run.
CoolNotepad spreads via email, in a message that includes an attached file called COOL_NOTEPAD_DEMO.TXT.VBS, and via IRC.
CoolNotepad is easy to recognize when it spreads via email, as it reaches the computer in a message with the following characteristics:
Cool Notepad Demo.
Hey check out this text file I sent it will do something neat in notepad.
This file could also be received via IRC.
Furthermore, once CoolNotepad has affected the computer, it can be recognized because it hides the Windows Desktop.