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Assilem.G

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Assilem.G
Technical name:W97M/Assilem.G
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It disables the Word macro antivirus protection.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Assilem.G is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document, with a DOC extension. This document infects the global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads its infection to all the Word documents generated with it.

It disables the Word macro antivirus protection, preventing the user from disabling the macros when opening a document.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Assilem.G does not give any indications that it has reached a computer.

However, the user may have problems when trying to disable the macros that documents contain when opening them.