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Eight941.S

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Eight941.S
Technical name:W97M/Eight941.S
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies the properties of the Word documents it infects.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 18, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Eight941.S is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document with a DOC extension  or an infected Word 97 global template.

Eight941.S activates on July 1st and November 10th and modifies various Word options. It also assigns a password to the documents in the affected computer. As a result, users will only be able to open these documents if they know the password.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Eight941.S is easy to identify, as when it has infected a computer it requests a password for opening infected documents. The password that will open the documents is XYZ. If any other value or no value is entered, the virus will deny access to the infected documents.