Resume does not infect the global template or any Word documents on the
local machine. It spreads by sending itself in an Outlook message like
Subject: Resume - Janet Simons
Body: To: Director of Sales/Marketing
Attached is my resume with a list of references contained within.
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any further
questions regarding my experience. I am looking forward to
hearing from you.
Attachment: <active infected document>
Where the "active infected document" usually is "Explorer.doc", but it
might be different, for example, when the file has been saved with a
When the attached Word document is opened, the worm takes control and
sends itself to all recipients in all Outlook address books.
When the above mentioned document is closed, the worm saves its code in
Where C:\Data is a directory that the worm creates. In addition, the worm
saves its code to:
Which makes it active when the Word is run again.
Immediately after that has been done, Resume executes its destructive
payload trying to make the machine unbootable. It will try to delete
all files from the following directories:
and from all drives from "A:\" to "Z:\*.*"
The attempt to delete all files from floppy drives can cause an error.
The payload will work if the Windows instalation uses the above mentioned
The virus contains the following commented text which it never shows:
Better You Than Me Buddy...
... Hope You Like My vIrUs
[Analysis: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure]