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Marker.AZ

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Marker.AZ
Technical name:W97M/Marker.AZ
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the global template.
Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Marker.AZ is macro virus that infects Word documents as well as the global template.

Marker.AZ uses the means normally used by macro viruses to spread. First of all, it infects the NORMAL.DOT global template. From then on, it will infect every word document that is opened, closed or stored in the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Marker.AZ is very difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.