Threat Description

Assilem

Details

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

Summary


W97M/Assilem is a Word 97 macro virus.



Removal


Automatic action

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Technical Details



Variant:Assilem.A

W97M/Assilem.A activates on open of an infected document, and it then infects the global template and all documents that are closed after that.

Beside replication, the virus inserts a string to the active document when the number of day and the number of minutes are equal:

  Twenty-two points, plus triple-word-score, plus fifty points for     using all my letters.  Game's over.  I'm outta here.  

This is the same phrase that is inserted by the W97M/Melissa virus as well.





Description Details: Analysis: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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