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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Jerk.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Jerk.B
Technical name:O97M/Jerk.B
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97/Jerk.B
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Jerk.B is a polymorphic type macro virus that infects Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.

Jerk.B mainly spreads through Word documents or Excel spreadsheets through the means normally used by other viruses.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear symptom that Jerk.B has infected a computer is that when the system date is 14 of June to December (including both of them), it displays the following message on screen: