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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Ethan.AW

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ethan.AW
Technical name:W97MEthanAW
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It infects Word's global template and modifies certain properties on the infected documents.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:April 19, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:ETHAN

Brief Description 

    

Ethan.AW is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document, with a DOC extension. This document then infects Word's global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads its infection to all the Word documents generated with it.

Ethan.AW does not cause any damage in the infected computer, as its only aim is to spread and modify some properties of the Word documents it infects.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Ethan.AW is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.