Threat description



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.


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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.


This version activates on some dates and displays a dialog box like this:

Watch this !!!         TO ONE OF US, PEACE !         Puff !!         HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  

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