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Wrench.I

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Wrench.I
Technical name:W97M/Wrench.I
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97M/Gesture.B
Type:Virus
Effects:  It displays the Office Assistant on screen when users access certain options.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Wrench.I is a macro virus that is not considered dangerous, as the main actions of this virus are to spread rapidly and display an Office Assistant animation on screen when the user accesses certain Word options.

It is easy to become infected by Wrench.I, as it can reach computers in an infected Word document through any means. It will then infect Word 97 documents and the template that this program uses for all its documents.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Clear indications that Wrench.I has infected a computer  an Office Assistant animation displayed on screen if the user tries to access the following Word options:

  • Visual Basic Editor (through Tools - Macro).
  • Font (through the Format menu).
  • Print (through the File menu).