Threat Description

FF

Details

Aliases: FF
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W97M

Summary



W97M/FF is a simple Word class infector.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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

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



Technical Details




Variant:FF.AMacro.Word97.Lys.i

When an infected document is opened, W97M/FF.A deletes the "Tools/Macros" menu and disables the built-in macro virus protection first. Then the virus creates a temporary file, "C:\FF.sys", and infects the global template.

Afterwards every opened document is infected.

the virus activates its payload on the first day of every month. It alters the "c:\msdos.sys" file by changing the

  BootGUI=1

line to

  BootGUI=0

This causes Windows 95/98 to start in command line mode after boot, instead of graphical user interface (GUI).


Variant:FF.C

This variant is functionally identical with W97M/FF.A.





Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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