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VCX

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VCX
Technical name:XM/VCX.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:VCX.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It spreads rapidly by infecting Excel spreadsheets.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    
VCX is a macro virus that reaches a computer inside an infected Excel spreadsheet, with an XLS extension. From there it will infect Excel templates, threby infecting every Excel file generated with them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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