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Category: Malware

Type: -

Aliases: Imposter


For more information of Word macro viruses, see the description of Concept.

WM/Imposter.A is a common Word macro virus, which is similar to DMV and Concept viruses.


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Technical Details

When it first infects a system, it displays a dialog box with text 'DMV'.

Imposter.A contains a comment which reads:

just to prove another point

Imposter.A only replicates.

Variant:Imposter.E(Wormy-1, PC-Format)


Unlike Imposter.A, this variant is not very similar to DMV or Concept viruses.

When the virus infects the system for a first time and the user exits Word, it displays the following message in the status bar:


After that Imposter.E infects every document when they are saved. It also re-infects files that have been infected already.

Virus also contains this text within its code:

by NAENBGOURSG SO.HT.AI.KS 231076-GREECE Thanks to NEURO VRD 19-4-1997 VRP A.U.A

Otherwise the virus just spreads.