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Ded.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ded.A
Technical name:W97M/Ded.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97M/Swlabs99.B
Type:Virus
Effects:  It disables the macro antivirus protection incorporated in Word.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Ded.A is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document, file with a DOC extension. From there it infects the global template (NORMAL.DOT file), spreading its infection to all the Word documents created with it.

The effects of Ded.A are not considered dangerous as it only prevents users from disabling the macros in documents when opening them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Ded.A does not give any indication that it has infected a computer.