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Marker.O

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Marker.O
Technical name:W97M/Marker.O
Threat level:Low
Alias:Marker.AK, W97M/Marker.AK
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It modifies certain properties of the infeceted documetns and shows messages on its author's birthday.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Marker.O is a macro virus that infects Word's global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and documents with a DOC extension.

In addition, Marker.O changes the properties of the infected documents: size, title, subject, author, etc.

Marker.O activates after July 23rd and displays messages related to the virus author's birthday.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Marker.O is very esasy to recognize once it is activated, as it displays several messages relating its author's birthday.

The first window is the following:

To view all the windows that the virus displays, click here.