For more information on Word macro viruses, see WordMacro/Concept.
WordMacro/Showoff was found from USA in the end of 1996. After that it has become common all over the world.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
Showoff consists of three encrypted macros: AUTOOPEN, CFXX and SHOW. It infects document whenever they are opened or closed.
Showoff contains code to display messages like:
ra ono we, U can delete this mess later
The virus does not contain any directly harmful code.
This version activates on some dates and displays a dialog box like this:
Watch this !!! TO ONE OF US, PEACE ! Puff !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure