Ekiam.A is a simple macro virus that infects Word templates and documents during opening, saving and closing.
Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.
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To run, the virus first lowers the security settings. Then it saves its code in a file Maike.sys which it places in Windows System folder. Then Ekiam.A uses this file to import the virus code during the infection.
The payload of the virus activates when the system date is 1st, 14th or 28th of each month. In that case Ekiam.A changes Windows registry so the registered owner, the registered organization and the Product Id are changed respectively to "Maike you are", "the most beautiful", "girl in the world".
The changed regitry are as follows:
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOwner="Maike you are" "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOrganization="the most beautiful" "HKELM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProductId="girl in the world"
To hide the virus code from the user, Ekiam intercepts Tools Macro, File Templates and View VBCode menus.
Eikam also contains a commented text that it never shows.
F-Secure Anti-Virus detects Ekiam.A with the heuristics. Exact detection was published
Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva; F-Secure Corp.; February 25th, 2003