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Bablas.BA

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bablas.BA
Technical name:W97M/Bablas.BA
Threat level:Low
Alias:BABLASBA, BABLBAS.BA
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies some Word options. It shows messages on screen and beeps 100 times.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Bablas.BA is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document, with a DOC extension. Then, it infects the Word template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads to all the Word documents generated with it.

Bablas.BA activates on Fridays and Sundays, before 9 p.m. and its effects are more irritating than damaging:

  • It beeps 100 times.
  • It displays a text on screen.
  • It modifies some of the options in the main menu in the Word window.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bablas.BA activates on Fridays and Sundays before 9 p.m. and beeps 100 times and displays a text on screen.