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CAP

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:CAP
Technical name:WM/CAP.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word 97 documents and the global template and disables certain options in Word’s Tools menu.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 1, 1996
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:VENEZUELA
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

CAP 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), spreading to all the Word files generated with it.

CAP does not carry out any damaging actions in affected computers, as its only aims are to spread and disable some Word options.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

The user of the Word program on the affected computer will not be able to access the options Macro or Customize in the Tools menu.