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Aurity

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Aurity
Technical name:W97M/Aurity
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word 97 documents and the global template. It disables the macro antivirus protection, preventing users from working with macros.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 29, 2003
Detection updated on:April 29, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Aurity is a macro virus that does not have any destructive effects, which affects Word 97 documents, as well as the global template used by this application.

Aurity uses the normal means of infection used by macro viruses. Firstly, it infects the global template and then, it will infect all the documents that are opened, closed or saved in the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Aurity is difficult to identify, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has infected a computer.