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Ethan

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ethan
Technical name:VBS/Ethan
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It has no destructive effects. Its main objective is to spread and infect other computers.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:
Detection updated on:Aug. 27, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Ethan is a worm that has no destructive effects and whose main aim is to infect other computers. 

Ethan is the file that most of the variants of the Ethan macro virus, for example: W97M/Ethan.A, use in their infection process.

It is easy to be infected by Ethan as it reaches computers through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Ethan is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.