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Walker.D

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Walker.D
Technical name:W97M/Walker.D
Threat level:Low
Alias:Sattelite, Sattelite v1.5
Type:Virus
Effects:  It inserts the Satélite v1.5 text in the macro code of Word documents.

 
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:
Detection updated on:March 25, 2005
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Walker.D is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document, with a DOC extension. Then, it infects the Word template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads to all the Word documents generated with it.

Walker.D inserts the Satélite v1.5 text in the macro code of the Word documents it infects. However, it does not have any really destructive effects.   

It is easy to become infected with Walker.D Walker.D as it gets into computers in a normal-looking Word 97 document, through different means of transmission.

 

Visible Symptoms 

    

Walker.D does not show any symptoms that can alert the user that it has reached the system.