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Pri.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Pri.A
Technical name:W97M/Pri.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97M/PSD
Type:Virus
Effects:  It displays pentagonal shapes of random size and colors in Word documents.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Pri.A is a macro virus that seriously hinders users’ work. In fact, under certain conditions, it displays shapes of random shapes and colors in the current documents when infection takes place.

It is easy to become infected by this virus, as can reach other systems through any means of tansmission, such as an already infected Word 97 document. Then, it infects documents (files with DOC extension), as well as the global template in Word 97.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Pri.A adds ten pentagonal shapes of random colors to all Word documents currently open, as long as day matches the minute value in the PC clock: