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|Effects: ||It infects Word 97 documents and template, disables the macro antivirus protection, preventing users from working with macros. It displays a message on screen.
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
Chack.AF is a macro virus that affects Word 97 documents, as well as the global template used by this application.
Chack.AF uses the usual means of infection of macro viruses. Firstly, it infects the global template. Then, it will proceed to infect all the documents opened, closed or saved in the affected computer.
In addition, Chack.AF disables certain Word options and, sometimes, it displays a distorted image of its creators.
Chack.AF is very easy to identify, as it displays a distorted image of the virus authors:
When the affected user selects the About Microsoft Word option in the Help (?) menu.
On Fridays, when the user selects the Exit option in the File Menu.
It displays the following image: