Threat Description

Footer

Details

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

Summary



This is a simple Word macro virus.



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: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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