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Copycap.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Copycap.A
Technical name:WM/CopyCap.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97/M.Copycap.A, Winword.Copycap.a, Word.Copycap.a, WM_Copycap.A, Macro.Word.Cap.ep, Winword/Copycap, C
Type:Virus
Effects:  It disables Word options; deletes the macros defined by the user.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Copycap.A is a macro virus  that deletes all the macros defined by users in Word documents.

Like most macro viruses, Copycap.A:

  • Infects Word 95 and Word 97 documents, as well as the global template.
  • It disables Word options.

It is easy to get infected by Copycap.A, because it can use any means of transmission to reach other systems, such as an already infected Word document.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The only symptom that might indicate the presence of Copycap.A on the system is the fact that the dialog box that allows users to enable or disable macros, will not be displayed upon opening a Word document containing them.