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Azmar.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Azmar.A
Technical name:W97M/Azmar.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Word documents and the global template and displays a message on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 7, 2001
Detection updated on:March 5, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Azmar.A is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document with a DOC extension. From there it infects Word’s global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads to all the Word files generated with this template.

Azmar.A does not carry out any destructive actions on the computers it infects, as its only aims are to spread, delete macros and display a message on screen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Azmar.A has infected a computer is the following message displayed on screen:

  • Title: AntiMacro - By Pacheco
  • Message: Possivel virus! (name of the registered user ofWord) pronto para removeo.