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Virus Name  : W97M/Ethan

Alias             : Macro.Word97.Ethan, W97M.Ethan

Virus type    : Word Macro Virus

Threat level : Low

Virus details :

                     Ethan is a Word macro virus that replicates under Word 97. It was found in the wild in Northern Europe in January 1999. Ethan is a simple macro virus, consisting of a single macro less than 50 lines long. It infects Word's NORMAL.DOT template and documents by inserting its code to a module in the document.

                     To spread, the virus generates a file with the name "c:\ethan.___". This file alone is harmless and can be deleted after the disinfection. The file is listed as a hidden system file.

                     Ethan activates by random. Whenever a document is opened, there is a 3-in-10 chance that the virus will change the document's properties. If this happens, the virus changes the title of the document to "Ethan Frome", Author to "EW/LN/CB" and company to "Foo Bar Industries Inc.".

                     Ethan Frome" is a book written by Edith Wharton in 1911. It was also released as a movie in 1993, with Liam Neeson playing Ethan Frome. In addition, W97M/Ethan checks if the machine is already infected with the W97M/Class virus and if so, it delete the class.sys file that W97M/Class uses to replicate.

                     W97M/Ethan and its variants are very frequently reported in the wild.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated W97M/Ethan in its signature file to protect users from this virus attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this virus. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

How to remove W97M/Ethan virus?

                   If you are already infected with this virus, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Solo antivirus can detect and remove W97M/Ethan safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

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