Re: A puzzlement: is this a virus?

Subject: Re: A puzzlement: is this a virus?
From: "Burns, Nancy" <nburns -at- BREAULT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 14:44:43 -0700

I looked up the WM.CAP.A virus in the Norton AntiVirus program, and have
copied the following description directly from it:

Virus Name: WM.Cap.A
Aliases: WM.Cap Family
Infects: N/A
Likelihood: Common
Length: 1000 bytes

Characteristics

Memory Resident No Triggered Event No
Size Stealth No Encrypting No
Full Stealth No Polymorphic No

Comments
This macro virus removes Macro & Customize item from Tools menu. It
deletes all existing macros before infection. Saving into RTF file
actually creates an infected Word Document w/ RTF extension

Nancy Burns
nburns -at- breault -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Elna Tymes <etymes -at- LTS -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 3:13 PM
Subject: A puzzlement: is this a virus?


>Folks -
>
>A coworker sent me files in the last two days which caused my Norton
>antivirus program to report a virus it identified as WM.CAP.a but which
>the coworker swears wasn't (and isn't) on her system. She works on a
>Mac and appended the files to AOL mail messages; the system I received
>them on is running Win95 and Netscape. She says she's occasionally
>encountered problems sending files from Mac (Word 6.01) to PC (Word 7),
>but she has the latest SAM and another virus program and has detected no
>viruses.
>
>Has anyone else run into a problem like this? What could be going on
>here?
>
>Elna Tymes
>Los Trancos Systems
>
>
>




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