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Proverb.A is a macro virus with no destructive effects.
Its main actions consist of displaying a series of messages on screen and disabling the Word macro antivirus protection (in order to hide it presence on the system).
Proverb.A reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document. Then, it infects theWord 97 global template and quickly spreads to all the Word documents used or generated with that template.
A clear indication that Proverb.A has infected your computer is if the following messages appear on the screen:
These messages are displayed only if Word 8.0 (97) is installed on the computer.
If the user has a different version of Word, Proverb.A will display the following message:
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