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|Effects: ||It deletes all the files on the hard drive.
|First detected on:||Oct. 19, 2000|
|Detection updated on:||May 9, 2002|
Cuenta.A is a dangerous macro virus, as when it has carried out its infection, it deletes all the files that it finds in the root directory of the hard drive and in other directories.
If it carries out this action, the operating system will stop working.
Cuenta.A reaches computers in an infected Word 97 document (with a DOC extension) or in the global template (NORMAL.DOT file)
Cuenta.A follows the usual infection routine used by macro viruses. It infects Word 97 global template and, from then moment on, all the Word documents used on the affected computer will also be infected.
When Cuenta.A has carried out its infection, it displays the following message on screen:
I am sorry but Pedro destroyed your system.
Thank you for your time.