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Dotor.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dotor.A
Technical name:W32/Dotor.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It infects Word documents.

Detection updated on:June 26, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Dotor.A is a worm that spreads quickly via e-mail in a message with the subject New Tool for Word Macro Virus and the attachment DOCTOR.EXE.

The message tricks the user into thinking that the attached file is an utility offering protection against macro viruses.

However, once the attached file is run, Dotor.A infects Word documents and sends itself out via e-mail to all the contacts in the Address Book.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Dotor.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the subject NewTool for Word Macro Virus and an attachment called DOCTOR.EXE.