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Ethan.BE

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ethan.BE
Technical name:W97M/Ethan.BE
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies certain properties of Word documents.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 23, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Ethan.BE is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document, with a DOC extension. This document then infects the Word template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads its infection to all the Word documents generated with it.

Ethan.BE does not cause any damage in the infected computer, as its only aim is to spread and modify some properties of the Word documents it infects.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Ethan.BE modifies the following properties of the Word documents it infects:

  • Title: Calvert.
  • Author: EW/LN/CB.
  • Key words: Calvert.

These changes are only made in three out of every ten infections carried out. This means that not all infected documents show these changes.