Brenda

Classification

Malware

Virus

W97M

Brenda

Summary

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

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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User Guide

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Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

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.