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Bablas.K

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bablas.K
Technical name:W97M/Bablas.K
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It prevents access to the Visual Basic Editor incorporated in Word. It displays a text on screen.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Bablas.K is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document, with a DOC extension. Then, it infects the Word template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads to all the Word documents generated with it.

Bablas.K is not a dangerous virus, but it prevents access to the Visual Basic Editor incorporated in Word and displays a text when the user tries to access it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

When the user tries to access the Visual Basic Editor in Word, Bablas.K displays the following text:

"A simple program to protect your"
"documents from destroying macro viruses"
"If you want to edit this program source"
"call or contact LabCom FT UNS (Mr. Widi)"
"Enter password to edit this program"