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Bobo.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bobo.C
Technical name:W97M/Bobo.C
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97M/Osvald.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It does not have a destructive payload.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Bobo.C is a macro virus that infects Word 97 documents and the global template (file  NORMAL.DOT) used by this application. From there, the virus will infect other documents.

This virus does not have a destructive payload, as its only aim is to spread and infect as many computers as possible.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bobo.C is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.