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Bablas.S

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bablas.S
Technical name:W97M/Bablas.S
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bablas-S, BABLAS.S, Macro.Word97.Bablas, W97M.Bablas.Family, WM97/Bablas-S, BABLAS
Type:Virus
Effects:  It displays texts on screen and emits beeping sounds. It changes the title of the Word window. It prevents access to the Visual Basic Editor in Word.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Bablas.S 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.

Bablas.S activates on 5th or 7th of each month before 12:00 p.m. and its effects are more irritating than damaging:

  • It emits beeping sounds.
  • It changes the original title of the Word window to Macrosoft Word.
  • It displays several message on screen, such as COPYING DA PHUNK FREAKA FROM NORMAL TEMPLATE TO<Name of active document > every time it infects a document.
  • It prevents access to the Visual Basic Editor in Word.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bablas.S activates on 5th or 7th of each month before 12:00 p.m. and carries out the following actions:

  • It changes the title of the Word window to VIRUS MACRO SEDANG AKTIF (HAPUS NORMAL.DOT KALO PENGIN SELAMAT).
    This effect will be noticeable while Bablas.S is carrying out its infection.
  • When the infection process is complete, it changes the original title of the Word window (Microsoft Word) to Macrosoft Word.
  • Every time it infects a Word document, it displays the following text on screen:
    COPYING DA PHUNK FREAKA FROM NORMAL TEMPLATE TO<Name of active document> On the 5th or 7th of the month, it displays the following text:
    "TAKE CARE":
    "VIRUS MAKRO INI GAMPANG NGILANGINNYA HAPUS AJA FILE NORMAL.DOT, GAMPANG KAN... KALO TETAP NGGAK BISA... YA UDAH... DIINSTALL ULANG..." KALO MASIH NGGAK BISA... JUAL AJA BYE BYE... BEWARE OF MACROSOFT WORD 97" (MA'AF MENGGANGGU.)"
  • If it is not yet 12:00 p.m., Bablas.S emits a beeping sound through the speakers in the infected computer.
  • It displays the text SORRY ... YA DONT HAVE DA RIGHTS, when the user tries to access the Visual Basic Editor (Tools menu, options Macro - Visual Basic Editor).
  • It displays the text THIS MACROSOFT WORD (TM) PROGRAM IS LICENSED TO : GANGSTA NIGGAZ DA PHUNK FREAKA... INFOLAB", on accessing the About Microsoft Word option in the Help menu.