Threat Description

Diablo

Details

Aliases:Diablo
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform:X97M

Summary



X97M/Diablo is an Excel 97 macro virus.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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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




Variant:Diablo.A

When a sheet is activated from an infected workbook, X97M/Diablo.A if a workbook "PERSONAL.XLS" is exists in the Excel's startup directory. If the workbook does not exist, the virus creates a new workbook and infects it. After that it infects all workbooks that are opened.

The virus activates its payload in the random dates, when it changes the size of toolbar buttons to large.





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


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