Threat Description

Wallpaper

Details

Aliases:Wallpaper, Pirate
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform:W32

Summary



WM/Wallpaper is a Word macro virus.

Beside replication, the virus activates its payload on every 31th day of each month. At this time, it attempts to replace the Windows desktop's wallpaper with a picture of a skull. This picture is saved to "c:\windows\temp\sk2.bmp".



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

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



It also modifies the "c:\autoexec.bat" and "c:\windows\win.ini" to perform the changes to the user's desktop.

Depending on the system time, it shows a message box with the same image and the following text:

  The [PIRATE VIRUS] pillaged your computer!

The message box contains a single button labeled as:

  GO BACK TO MS-WORD??




Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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