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Tribute

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Tribute
Technical name:WM/Tribute
Threat level:Low
Alias:LadyDi
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the NORMAL.DOT global template.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 28, 2003
Detection updated on:April 28, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Tribute is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document, with a DOC extension. Then, it infects the global template used by this application and from there the virus infects all the Word files generated with it.

Tribute does not carry out any dangerous actions on the infected computers, as its only aims are to spread and modify certain properties of the Word documents it infects.

Visible Symptoms 

    

When it has carried out its infection, Tribute displays several windows, which vary depending on the system date. For more detailed information about these windows, click here.

On accessing the Help menu and selecting the option About…, a window that refers to the virus author is displayed: