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Opey.AF

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Opey.AF
Technical name:W97M/Opey.AF
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies the user information tab in the Word options as well as the properties of the infected documents.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Opey.AF is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document, with a DOC extension. From there, it will infect the global template (NORMAL.DOT file), thereby infecting every Word file that is generated with it.

Opey.AF does not have damaging effects , as its only aims are to spread and modify several properties of the Word documents it infects as well as the user information in the Word options.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Indication that Opey.AF has infected your computer are:

  • It modifies the information on the registered user of Word. This information is replaced with the following:

    Name:
     Subramanya
    Initials: SCN
    Address: CyberNet

    This information is in the User information tab, in the Tools-Options menu.

  • It modifies the properties of the Word documents it infects, replacing them with the following:

    Author:
    Subramanya.
    Key words:
    CyberNet.

    These details are in the Properties tab, in the File menu.