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Cap.DY

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Cap.DY
Technical name:WM/Cap.DY
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word 95 and Word 97 documents and disables some options in Word’s Tools menu.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:VENEZUELA
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Cap.DY is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 95 or Word 97 document with a DOC extension. From there it infects Word’s global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads to all the Word files generated with this template.

Cap.DY does not carry out any destructive actions on the computers it infects, as its only aims are to spread and disable some options in Word’s Tools menu.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, the user of the Word program will not be able to access the Macro or Customize options in the Tools menu.