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Jedi

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Jedi
Technical name:Jedi
Threat level:Low
Alias:Jedi.P
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word 97 documents and the global template. It disables the macro antivirus protection, preventing users from working with macros.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Jan. 8, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Jedi is a macro virus that infects Word documents and the NORMAL.DOT global template that this application uses as the basis for all of its documents. Jedi modifies the information included in the User information tab under the Tools > Options menu of Word.

Jedi spreads through infected Word documents, which automatically infect the Word global template(NORMAL.DOT file).

The original infected document reaches computers through various means: e-mail messages with an infected document, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Jedi is easy to recognize, as it modifies the information included in the User Information tab under the Tools > Options menu of Word. The new information will be as follows:

Name: O.B.1. Canobi

Initials: OBC

Address: BOOGZI BARBERS ... Food Buster!!