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Ostrich.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ostrich.B
Technical name:W97M/Ostrich.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It displays a message on screen, it access a website and disables some Word options.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:June 24, 2009
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Ostrich.B is a macro virus that doesn’t have any destructive effects, which reaches computers in an infected Word document with a DOC extension. Then, it infects Word’s global template (NORMAL.DOT file), and from there the virus infects all the Word files generated with it.

Ostrich.B does not carry out any dangerous actions on the infected computers, as its only aims are to spread, display messages on screen and access a Brazilian website.

In order to avoid detection, Ostrich.B modifies some Word options.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Ostrich.B is very easy to identify, as on the 28th of every month it connects to the following website: www.tendadaesperanca.com.br.

In addition, on March 5th it displays a message on screen with the following characteristics:

  • Title: TRAVOU!
  • Text: JOSUE SUA ANTA!!!