Threat Description



Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Jedi, Jedi_Magic


This Word 97 virus contains two functions (AutoOpen and AutoExit) a in single module called Jedi_Magic. While infecting the global macros area the virus resets these system variables:

UserName = "O.B.1. Canobi"   UserInitials = "OBC"   UserAddress = "BOOGZI BARBERS ... Food Buster!!!"  


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Technical Details

The virus detects already infected documents by the checking for the "Force" variable in which it saves the text: "567374-Joseph.A.D.G.". On exiting Word the virus resets its module's attributes:

VB_Description="Macro created 03/12/98 by Membership & Registry Division"   VB_ProcData.VB_Invoke_Func = "Normal.Jedi_Magic.AutoExit"  

[Eugene Kaspersky]


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