Threat Description

Footer

Details

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

Summary



This is a simple Word macro virus.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details




Variant:Footer.A

While spreading, Footer.A creates these two files:

c:\footprint.$$$
  c:\footprint.$$1

The virus activates by overwriting the footer area in opened documents.

W97M/Footer was found in the wild in February 1999.


Variant:Footer.S

This is a minor variant of Footer.A that is functionally identical with it.





Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure, February 1999 - September 2000


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