Threat Description

Blee

Details

Aliases: Blee, Blee, Poppy.II
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W97M

Summary



This is a simple Word 97 macro virus. The most common variant, WM/Blee.D was posted to the alt.cracks newsgroup on 25th of December, 1997.

This variant attempts to display this text on Saturdays:

VicodinES is probably high on painkillers right now"

It will also attempt to put this data in the Summary Info of the current document:

  Author: = VicodinES
    Title: =  Another W97M/Blee.Poppy Infected Document
    Subject:  Macro Virus Infection by The Narkotic Network
    Comments: Hello from VicodinES and The Narkotic Network ...
  we mean you no harm"

The virus contains these comments which are not displayed.

W97M/Blee.Poppy.II
        this is version II(ES) (with no blee payload)
        By VicodinES
        Macro Virus for Word 97
        "Sloppy Code For A Sloppy Red Mess"

Virus also has code to attempt to delete all Word template files if the global template has been write-protected. Otherwise it does nothing but spreads.

WM/Blee.D has been reported to be in the wild globally.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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