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Bablas.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bablas.A
Technical name:W97M/Bablas.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies some Word options. It shows messages on screen and makes a beeping sound.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Bablas.A is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document, with a DOC extension. Then, it infects the Word template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads to all the Word documents generated with it.

Bablas.A activates on Fridays and Sundays, before 9 p.m. and its effects are more irritating than damaging:

  • It beeps 100 times when an infected document is opened.
  • When an infected document is opened, it displays several messages on screen.
  • It modifies some of the options in the main menu in the Word 97 window.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bablas.A activates on Fridays and Sundays before 9 p.m. When it carries out its infection, it shows a large number of symptoms:

  • It beeps100 times when an infected document is opened or when an infected template is used.
  • It displays the following text after beeping 100 times:

    Ucapan Terimakasih

    Terimakasih buat dosenku yang amat sangat "bijaksana

    yang telah memberiku nilai JELEK. Saya merasa bangga

    dan sungguh-sungguh bangga terhadap dosenku itu.

    Sekali lagi saya ucapkan terimakasih!.

    Semoga mereka tetap di STIKI.

    (buat teman-teman, ma'af mengganggu.)

  • It displays the following warning when the About Microsoft Word option is selected in the Help menu in the Word 97 window:

    Bpp Hacker

    Qun katawon walataqun kalaler.

    I LOVE SOMETHING ERROR!

  • It displays the following message that informs the user that the document macros cannot be created or modified:
    You can't create or modify macros

    Bablas.A carries out these actions when the options Macro or Visual Basic Editor in the Word 97 Tools menu are accessed.

  • It modifies some of the options in the main menu in the Word 97 window.