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Acid.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Acid.A
Technical name:W97M/Acid.A:intended
Threat level:Low
Alias:Acid, Acid.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies Word 97 files, deletes antivirus programs and displays messages.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:July 9, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Acid.A is a macro virus that infects Word files and modifies some Word options.

In addition, the virus tries to delete some antivirus programs and displays a message on the screen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Acid.A is easy to identify as it has the following effects:

  • It changes the name of the Word window to: ULTRAS
  • If the user opens a document on the first of any month, the virus displays the following message:

    Title: "ULTRAS"

    Message: "You Infected WM97.ACID by ULTRAS"