Threat description




This is a simple Word macro virus.


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Technical Details


While spreading, Footer.A creates these two files:

c:\footprint.$$$         c:\footprint.$$1  

The virus activates by overwriting the footer area in opened documents.

W97M/Footer was found in the wild in February 1999.


This is a minor variant of Footer.A that is functionally identical with it.

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