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Concept

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Concept
Technical name:WM/Concept.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It doesn’t have any destructive effects. It only affects the English version of Word 95.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 20, 1997
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Concept is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 95 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.

Concept does not carry out any damaging actions in affected computers, as its only aims are to spread and display a message on screen.

It only affects the English version of Word 95.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Concept is very easy to recognize, as when it carries out its infection it displays the following message on screen: