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|Effects: ||It infects Word documents and the global template and disables the functions of the ESC key.
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
Ethan.D 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.D 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. It also disables the functions of the ESC key.
Ethan.D is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer. However, as this virus disables the ESC key, if you press this key and nothing happens, it could mean that Ethan.D has infected the computer.