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Model

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Model
Technical name:W97M/Model.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Model.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the global template.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Model is a macro virus that infects Word documents and the global template (NORMAL.DOT  file) that this application uses.

It is easy to become infected by Model as it can reach computers through any of the means normally used by viruses: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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