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VMPCK1.BY

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VMPCK1.BY
Technical name:W97M/VMPCK1.BY
Threat level:Low
Alias:W97M/VMPCK1.DG, W97M/XIX-LX
Type:Virus
Effects:  On Mondays, it displays an MS-DOS window.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

VMPCK1.BY is a macro virus  with no destructive effects. However, on Mondays, the virus displays an MS-DOS  window when the computer is restarted.

Besides, like most macro viruses, VMPCK1.BY reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document (a file with a DOC extension). Then, it infects the Word template  (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads to all the Word documents generated with it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The only visible symptom of infection with takes place on Monday.When booting or restarting the computer, an MS-DOS window containing a drawing and text message will be displayed on screen: