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|Effects: ||It infects Word documents.|
|Detection updated on:||June 26, 2002|
Dotor.A is a worm that spreads quickly via e-mail in a message with the subject New Tool for Word Macro Virus and the attachment DOCTOR.EXE.
The message tricks the user into thinking that the attached file is an utility offering protection against macro viruses.
However, once the attached file is run, Dotor.A infects Word documents and sends itself out via e-mail to all the contacts in the Address Book.
Dotor.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the subject NewTool for Word Macro Virus and an attachment called DOCTOR.EXE.