Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Platform: W97M

Aliases: Footnote


This is a simple Word macro virus.


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Technical Details


While spreading, Footer.A creates these two files:


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.