Threat Description

Manalo

Details

Aliases:Manalo
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform:X97M

Summary



X97M/Manalo is an Excel 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:Manalo.A

When an infected workbook is opened, X97M/Manalo.A checks if file "MANALO.XLS" exists in the Excel's startup directory. If the file does not exist, the virus creates a new workbook, infects it and saves it to there.

At October 3rd, 1999 and every day after that the virus activates its payload. At this time it shows a hidden sheet with some text and a flag.


Variant:Manalo.D

X97M/Manalo.D is a modified variant of X97M/Manalo.A. It creates a workbook, "C B I.XLS", to Excel's statup directory.

This variant activates its payload at September 27th, 1999 and every day after that when it attempts to show an hidden sheet.





Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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