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W97M/Claud.A

W97M/Claud.A is a macro virus operating in the Microsoft Word 97 program environments. It consists of a module with name Claudio2. The virus attacks Word documents and the global template normal.dot.
After opening an infected document the virus W97M/Claud.A disables the item "Macro" in menu Tools in the program Microsoft Word. That means that there is no way the user of the Word could find out what macros are contained in the document. At the same time the virus turns off protection against macro viruses.
Then the virus attacks the global template normal.dot and all new created documents when they are closed.
At the end of the virus body is the following text:

'Este es un V macro, Elaborado por c l a u d I o
'Este es el Comienzo de la era de los V Claudi

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