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W97M/ColdApe.B is a polymorphic macro virus operating in the Microsoft Word 97 environments. It attacks documents when they are closed and the global template normal.dot. It is derived from the virus W97M/ColdApe.A.
From the point of viewpoint of function this virus is almost identical with the W97M/ColdApe.A. The difference is only in the fact that polymorphic algorithm was added. That will ensure that to the end of the macro containing the virus always a line with the code commentary is added. In the commentary the name of the Word user, the text " Loves Nicky F. Also! " and the current date including time are located. These lines look as follows:
'Hugh G. Rection Loves Nicky F. Also! 11/14/98 10:56:30 AM
At the end of the file happy.vbs, as well as of the body of the virus W97M/ColdApe.B itself, there is the following text:
' Nick "The Love Monkey" v2 Virus Package by ALT-F4 and ALT-F11 for the Alternative Virus Mafia
In the script a4.vbs the address of the virus author is altered to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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