Threat Description



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


Doeii is a Word macro virus that encrypts documents it infects.


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Technical Details


W97M/Doeii.A infects document when it is opened or when a new document is created.

After the infection and when the document is opened, depending on a random number, the virus shows a message box:

  w97.LAM, by LiFEwiRE []  

with a title


After this it replaces the contents of the active document with the following string:

  LiFEwiRE2000 -  

and saves it with a password "pietje". This means that the contents of all documents encrypted with this password are lost.

Doeii tries to hook ToolsMacro and ViewVBCode menus by inserting a comment to the text

  "(c) LiFEwiRE 2000 "  

and the address of the above VX site (already closed).

The virus code also contains the following commented lines:

    '(c) 2OOO by LiFEwiRE... writt3n 4g4inst my phucking 3x-sk3wl...  i c4n c0de ring0 p0ly P3 1nf3ct0rs, but w0rd is 4 b3tt3r       't4rg3t in w97... I kn0w this c0d3 w0n't spr34d 0utzide sk3wl, wh0 cares? Th3 b3tt3r!  

Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure, August 2000


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