Threat Description

Showoff

Details

Aliases:Showoff, Showofxx
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



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.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



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.


Variant:Showoff.C

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


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