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|Effects: ||It disables Word options.
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
Hope.A is a macro virus that disables the options Macro and Options in the Tools menu in Word.
Hope.A reaches computers inside an infected Word document, with a DOC extension. From there it infects Word’s global template (NORMAL.DOT file), spreading its infection to all the Word documents created using the template.
Its easy to become infected with Hope.A , as it reaches computers in an infected Word document through the usual means used by viruses: e-mail messages with infected attachments, shared networks, CD-ROMS, FTP or Internet downloads, floppy disks, etc.
An indication that Hope.A has infected a computer is that the dialog box that allows users to disable macros when opening a document is not displayed.
This virus also disables the Word Tool menu options: Macro and Options.