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Divi.Q

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Divi.Q
Technical name:X97M/Divi.Q
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies the properties of the infected Excel spreadsheets.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Divi.Q is a macro virus that infects Excel spreadsheets (files with a XLS extension).

It is easy to become infected by Divi.Q, as it can reach computers in an infected Excel spreadsheet through different means.

This is not a dangerous virus, as its only effect is to modify the properties of the spreadsheets it infects.

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is difficult to know if a computer has been infected by Divi.Q. In fact, the only visible action carried out by this virus consists of modifying the properties of the infected spreadsheets, by adding the text IVID followed by a number in hexadecimal format.

The properties of Excel spreadsheets can be viewed by selecting the Properties option in the Excel File menu.