Threat Description

Proverb

Details

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

Summary



W97M/Proverb is a Word 97 class infector.



Removal



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Technical Details




Variant:Proverb.A

The virus infects a document when it is opened, closed or a new one is created.

W97M/Proverb.A contains a code which is never executed. This code checks the version number of Word and if it is eight (Word 97), it would show an Office Assistant with a random message, animation and heading. Additionally, this code checks if the version number of Word is not equal to Word 97, when it would show another message box, again with a random title and text in Russian.

The W97M/Proverb.A virus code contains a lot of commented lines in Russian.





Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva and Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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