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|Effects: ||It disables Word options. It displays messages on screen.|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
Wrench.E is a macro virus that is not considered dangerous, as the main actions of this virus are to spread rapidly, disable Word options and display an Office Assistant animation on screen.
It is easy to become infected by Wrench.E, as it can reach computers in an infected Word document through any means. It will then infect Word 97 documents and the template that this program uses for all its documents.
Clear indications that Wrench.E has infected a computer can be noticed when the users performs certain operations:
As a result of disabling the Macro, Customize and Visual Basic Security options (in the Tools menu in Word):