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Smack


Aliases:


Smack

Malware
Virus
X97M

Summary

X97M/Smack is an Excel 97 macro virus.



Disinfection & Removal

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Technical Details


Variant:Smack.A

When an infected workbook is opened, X97M/Smack.A disables the built-in macro virus protection of Excel and removes the "Tools/Macro..." menu.

Then the virus copies the active workbook to Excel's starup directory as the name "XLDATA.XLS". After this has been done, the virus infects all workbooks that are opened.

It activates its payload at September 10th. At this time it shows a message box with the following text:

  You know what?
    You're getting OLD, man!!!





Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure



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