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Squared.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Squared.A
Technical name:X97M/Squared.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:X97M/NT2.A, Squared, NT2, NT2.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It has no destructive effects.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:March 14, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Squared.A is a  macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Excel spreadsheet (files with an XLS extension). From there it spreads its infection to other Excel files.

Squared.A has no destructive effects; its only aim is to spread to other computers.

It is easy to become infected with Squared.A because it can use the usual means of transmission to reach other systems. For instance, previously infected Excel spreadsheets.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Squared.A has no visible symptoms that allow users to know if they have received it.