Threat Description



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


W97M/Brenda is a simple Word 97 class infector. This virus makes lots of changes in the registry of the infected system.

The changes are:


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Technical Details

- Name of "My Computer" is replaced with "Little Miss Nick"

- If the machine has WinZip it is registered to "Nick FitzGerald the queen"

- The game "Hearts" is renamed to "NicKKK"

- A new user account is added with the name of Asexual

- Label of drive C: is changed to "n0nuts"

Nick Fitzgerald used to be the editor of the Virus Bulletin magazine.

He has nothing to do with the virus.

Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva & Miika Lehikoinen, F-Secure


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