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Myna.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Myna.B
Technical name:W97M/Myna.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It disables Word options.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Myna.B is a macro  virus that does not contain a destructive payload.

Its only aim is to spread and go unnoticed by users. To do this, it disables the macro virus protection in Word. This prevents users from enabling or disabling the macros contained in a document.

Like most macro viruses, Myna.B infects Word 97 documents and the global template used for every document.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The only symptom that might indicate the presence of Myna.B 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.