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Flop.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Flop.A
Technical name:W97M/Flop.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It disables Word 97 macro protection. It disables the  "Prompt to save the normal template" option

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 23, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Flop.A is a macro virus that reaches computers in a floppy disk that contains an infected Word 97 document. Then it infects the files with a DOC extension.

It does not have a destructive payload, but it does cause some inconveniences to users.

  • It prevents Word 97 macros from being accessed and disables the program’s macro antivirus protection.
  • It disables the option Prompt to save the normal template in Word 97.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Additionally, the option Prompt to save the normal template in Word 97 is no longer available.