Threat Description



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


This is a simple Word macro virus.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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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.

Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure, February 1999 - September 2000


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