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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Relax

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Relax
Technical name:W97M/Relax
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the global template. It displays a message on screen.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:June 25, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:CHACK

Brief Description 

    

Relax 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.

Relax 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.

On April and September 10, 20 and 30 Relax displays a message on screen when the computer is started up.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Relax is easy to identifiy, as on April and September 10, 20 and 30, it displays the following message on screen when the computer is started up:
NOTE!!!
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Sometimes you must RELAX.
Please, RELAX while deleting all fi
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GREECE
All files deleted!!!
Now, you have a clean COMPUTER.
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