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|Effects: ||It infects Word documents and the global template. It prevents users from working with macros.
|First detected on:||April 15, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||April 1, 2003|
Ethan.EO 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.EO does not cause any damage in the infected computer, as its only aims are to spread and modify certain Word options and properties of the active document.
Ethan.EO is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.