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Groov.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Groov.C
Technical name:W97M/Groov.C
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word 97 documents and templates, modifies several options and functions of shortcut keys in Word, and displays a message on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Groov.C is a macro virus that:

  • Infects Word 97 documents and templates
  • Modifies several options and functions of shortcut keys in Word.
  • Displays a message on screen.

Groov.C spreads the usual means used by macro viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, computer networks, Internet downloads, e-mail messages with infected attachments, Internet downloads, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Groov.C is easy to identify, as when the user of the infected computer tries to access the Visual Basic Editor in Word 97 Tools Menu through the shortcut keys ALT+F11, Groov.C displays the following message:

"ALT-F11 says it's Groovie!"