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Turn.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Turn.A
Technical name:W97M/Turn.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Microsoft Word 97 documents and the NORMAL.DOT template and it displays messages on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Turn.A is a macro virus that infects the Word 97 global template and, from there, it infects all Word documents that are used on the affected computer.

Apart from infecting Word documents, Turn.A displays a message on screen each time the user tries to access the Visual Basic editor.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Turn.A is easy to identify, as it displays a message on screen each time the user of the affected computer tries to access the Visual Basic Editor incorporated in Word (through the Tools-Macro- Visual Basic Editor or using the shortcut keys ALT+F11):