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Leland Local coordinator, Benin
At 15:42 03/02/98 -0200, you wrote:
>We received a document from the UK with a word macro virus that seems to have
>the ability to totally mess up the Macro and Template functions on Microsoft
>Word, versions 6.0 and 7.0 (for Windows 95). It affects the normal.dot file and
>increases it's size in leaps and bounds and also creates a directory on your
>hard disk with the following name:
>If you highlight the File, Templates command or the Tools, Macro command, the
>status bar at the bottom of your screen displays garbage instead of a
>description of the Templates or the Macro commands.
>The virus scanner I have used (the CSIR Virus Protection System version 7.4)
>can only detect the presence of auto-macros in any document infected with this
>virus without specifics. It cannot remove it either. The F-Prot I am using
>cannot even detect it, and I have had no joy from Norton or the others.
>I have been able to temporarily disable it by deleting the normal.dot file
>(which is automatically recreated when you restart Word) but the documents
>already infected cannot be cleaned.
>Does anyone have any info on a similar virus and antivirus software that deals
>with it? It is extremely difficult to get updated antivirus software in Malawi.
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>Has anyone come across a similar virus and which software can detect/remove it?