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Demon

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Demon
Technical name:WM/Demon.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Demon.A, Word_Demon.A, WM/Demon.A, WM.Demon.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies the system file WIN.INI, preventing the computer form working properly.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 28, 1997
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Demon is polymorphic type macro virus that infects Word documents, as well as the global template (NORMAL.DOT file) used by this application. It also displays messages on screen.

It is easy to be infected by Demon, as it can reach computers through any of the means normally used by viruses: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Demon displays the following message on screen:

  • Title
    Microsoft WinWord DEMON
  • Message:
    WINWORD HIDDEN DEMON is happy to see his MASTER!!!
    GREAT DAY !!!
    This file is infected as #ZZZZ”
    (where ZZZZ are numbers).