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Bridge.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bridge.A
Technical name:W97M/Bridge.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word 97 documents and the global template.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 4, 2000
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Bridge.A is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document with a DOC extension. From there it infects Word’s global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads to all the Word files generated with this template.

Bridge.A does not carry out any destructive actions on the computers it infects, as its only aims are to spread and disable the antivirus protection incorporated in Word.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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