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It infects Word's global template and modifies certain properties on the infected documents.
|Detection updated on:||April 19, 2001|
Ethan.AW is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document, with a DOC extension. This document then infects Word's global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and spreads its infection to all the Word documents generated with it.
Ethan.AW does not cause any damage in the infected computer, as its only aim is to spread and modify some properties of the Word documents it infects.
Ethan.AW is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.