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Bablas.BK

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bablas.BK
Technical name:W97M/Bablas.BK
Threat level:Low
Alias:BABLASBK, BABLBAS.BK
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies the information displayed on the Status bar in the Word window. It shows a warning on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

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

  • It modifies the information displayed in the Status bar in the Word window.
  • It displays a text when the About Microsoft Word option is selected from the Help menu in Word.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bablas.BK activates on Fridays and Sundays before 9 p.m. When it carries out its infection, it displays a text in the Status bar in the Word window.

If the user accesses the About Microsoft Word option in the Help menu in Word, it displays a message on screen.