Threat Description

Goldfish

Details

Aliases: Goldfish
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



For more information on macro viruses, see the description of WordMacro/Concept.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.



Technical Details



Goldfish is a simple macro virus which consists of two identical macros (Autoopen and Autoclose).

The virus activates by random, displaying a dialog box like this:

  GoldFish
    I am the GoldFish,
    I am hungry, feed me.

After that, the user is not allowed to continue until he writes one of the following words: fishfood, worms, worm, pryme, core.

Goldfish was reported to be in the wild in several countries in spring 1997.





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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