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Bablas.AB

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bablas.AB
Technical name:W97M/Bablas.AB
Threat level:Low
Alias:BABLASAB, BABLAS.AB, Macro.Word97.Bablas.AB
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies some Word options. It shows texts on screen. It prevents access to the   Visual Basic Editor in Word.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Bablas.AB is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 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.AB activates on Fridays and Sundays, before 9 p.m. and its effects are more irritating than damaging:

  • When an infected document is opened, it displays the text If you delete this, you have no heart.
  • It modifies some of the options in the main menu in the Word window.
  • It prevents access to the Visual Basic Editor in Word.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bablas.AB activates on Fridays and Sundays before 9 p.m. When it carries out its infection, it shows a single symptom:

  • When the Word window is closed it displays the following text on screen: If you delete this, you have no heart.