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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Claud

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Claud
Technical name:W97M/Claud.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97M/Claudio, Claud.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents.
Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Claud is a macro virus that infects Word documents as well as the global template that this application uses.

Claud spread using the means normally used by macro viruses. First of all, it infects the global template, then, it will infect every word document opened, closed or saved in the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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