Goldfish

Classification

Malware

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Goldfish

Summary

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

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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.

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