Threat Description



Aliases: Mimir, Mimir.A
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W97M


W97M/Mimir.A is an overwriting Word 97 macro virus with a mass mailing ability.


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Technical Details

When an infected document is opened, the virus will change the title of the Word's window to:

    MiMiR is giving your computer new intelligence!

Then the virus ovewrites the three recently used documents as well as every file with ".doc" extension in the "C:" drive with the active document.

Finally it attempts to use Outlook to send a message to the every person listed in the "Contacts" folder. The body of these messages contains the following text:

    Some nice jokes you got to read!! :))

The active document is attached to the message as well.

Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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