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Astia.BA

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Astia.BA
Technical name:W97M/Astia.BA
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It displays images and texts on screen while emitting some beeps. It modifies some Word options

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Astia.BA is a  macro virus that displays texts and images on screen  while emitting beeping sounds. It does this when Word has been running for 45 minutes.

In addition, like most macro viruses Astia.BA:

  • Reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document with a DOC extension. From there, it infects Word’s global template  (NORMAL.DOT file) spreading its infection to all the Word documents that use this template. Astia.BA infects Word 97 documents and is run every time a document infected by the virus is opened.
  • It modifies some word options.

Visible Symptoms 

    

When Word has been running for 45 minutes, Astia.BA displays the following texts and images on screen while emitting a beeping sound:

  • Maaf..
  • Anda jangan coba-coba mengedit, merubah, ataupun menghapus
  • makro Titasic..!
  • Anda hanya bisa merekam makro, menyimpan, menggunakan
  • serta menghapus makro buatan Anda
  • Apakah Anda ingin merekam makro..?

Furthermore, when the user accesses the Word options View-Toolbar-VisualBasic and Tools-Macro-Macros, the virus displays the following window: