Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Platform: X97M

Aliases: Jini

Summary


X97M/Jini is an Excel 97 macro virus.

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Technical Details



Variant:Jini.A

This is a Excel macro virus that infects by copying the contents of workbook and it relies in a password protected module.

When an infected workbook is opened, the virus creates an infected workbook "shn.xls" to the Excel startup directory.

The virus does not infect if the name of the workbook start with "Book".

The payload activates when the system has been infected for thirty days. At this time the virus chages the names of items in the "File" menu to following:

After that the virus starts to show random message boxes at random times. These message boxes contain one of the following texts:

Is it your birthday

 How old are you

 Shala La La La La, Shala La La La La

 What is the play and what is my part ?

 I wonder if you are attaced by a virus...

 Life is Beautiful

 Take games as your life but do not take life as a game

Variant:Jini.A1 (Jini.corrupted)

This is a corruption (misdisinfection) of the original X97M/Jini.A, that is able to replicate.