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|Alias:||Demon.A, Word_Demon.A, WM/Demon.A, WM.Demon.A|
|Effects: ||It modifies the system file WIN.INI, preventing the computer form working properly.|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 28, 1997|
Demon is polymorphic type macro virus that infects Word documents, as well as the global template (NORMAL.DOT file) used by this application. It also displays messages on screen.
It is easy to be infected by Demon, as it can reach computers through any of the means normally used by viruses: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.
Demon displays the following message on screen:
Microsoft WinWord DEMON
WINWORD HIDDEN DEMON is happy to see his MASTER!!!
GREAT DAY !!!
This file is infected as #ZZZZ” (where ZZZZ are numbers).