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|Effects: ||It infects Word documents and the global template. It disables the macro antivirus protection and prevents the user from working with them.|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
Ostrich.A is a macro virus that infects Word documents, and the global template.
Ostrich.A uses the means normally used by macro viruses to spread. First of all, it infects the global template, and as a result, it will infect every Word document opened, closed or saved on the affected computer.
Ostrich.A is very difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.