Extras

Classification

Malware

Virus

X97M

Excel8_Extras

Summary

X97M/Extras is a macro virus written in Visual Basic for Applications and is the first polymorphic macro virus to infect XLS files within Microsoft Excel v.8.0.

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Technical Details

Extras changes its appearance so it looks different in every infected file.

The virus also creates an infected Excel spreadsheet within the Excel startup directory.

Extras activates on and after January 1st, 1999. At this time, the virus will try to remove all menus from Excel interface.

X97M/Extras has nothing to do with the WM/Extra Word macro virus.

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