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|Effects: ||It infects Word documents and the global template. It disables the macro virus protection and prevents the user from working with them.|
|First detected on:||May 10, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 7, 2003|
CokeBoy is a macro virus that infects Word documents and is easy to recognize because it always reaches computers in an e-mail with the following subject: CokeBoy.
CokeBoy infects computers when the attached file is run. In addition, it sends itself out to every contact in the Address Book.
CokeBoy overwrites the Word documents it infects, making it impossible to recover their content and it also modifies the Windows Registry.
A clear indication that you have received Cokeboy is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
A confidential document is for you.. only for u!”
In addition, on the 29th of any month, the virus will display the following message on screen:
Similarly, when the user accesses the About option in Word's Help (?) menu, it also displays a window containing the name of the virus. Then, it inserts a text in the active Word document.
For further information about this window, click here.