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Doccopy.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Doccopy.A
Technical name:W97M/Doccopy.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97M/Doccopy.G, W97M/Doccopy.J
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the global template. It prevents users from working with macros.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Doccopy.A is a macro virus that does not have any destructive effects, which affects Word documents, as well as the global template used by this application.

Doccopy.A uses the normal means of infection used by macro viruses. Firstly, it infects the global template and then, it will infect all the documents that are opened, closed or saved in the affected computer.

Doccopy.A displays messages on screen whenever an infected document is opened.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Doccopy.A is easy to recognize once it has infected the computer, as it displays the following message on screen:

  • Titlebar:
    Microsoft Word
  • Body:
    SAVER!