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Ethan.CC

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ethan.CC
Technical name:W97M/Ethan.CC
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the global template.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Ethan.CC is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document, with a DOC extension. This document then infects the global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads its infection to all the Word documents generated with it.

Ethan.CC does not cause any damage in the infected computer, as its only aims are to spread and modify the options menu in the Word documents it infects.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Ethan.CC is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer. If there is a file called IDEDEV.___ in the root directory of the hard drive, it could mean that Ethan.CC has infected the computer.