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Class.AZ

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Class.AZ
Technical name:W97M/Class.AZ
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word 97 documents containing macros, it displays messages on screen and password-protects Word files.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Class.AZ is a macro virus that runs on December 23, 24 or 25 and infects Word 97 files, as well as the NORMAL.DOT global template used by this application.

Class.AZ disables the antivirus protection incorporated in Word. It also disables some options in this program, displays messages on screen and password-protects Word files.

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is very easy to identify Class.AZ, as on December 3, it displays a message on screen:

On December 24 it displays another message:

Finally, on December 25, Class.AZ assigns a password to the active Word document. This password will be the following: TNT.