Threat Description



Aliases: Pesan
Category: Malware
Platform: W32


WordMacro/Pesan.A is a simple Word Macro virus.

It activates every five minutes and displays one of these messages:

MicroSoft Warning!!!   You are about Formatting Hardisk, Are you sure?   FORMAT WARNING !!!   You have just activate the format.exe trigger,   all command will FORMAT your hardisk   SYSTEM DAMAGE WARNING !!!   System detected 'Bandung.d_t' VIRUS, all system will be   Damage Permanently !!! May God Have Mercy On you ....!!!  

Otherwise Pesan.A only spreads.


Automatic action

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


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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Technical Details


This is a later variant with destructive activation routine. The virus does not display any messages, but it attempts to delete the following files:

c:\dos\chkdsk.exe         c:\dos\         c:\dos\defrag.exe         c:\dos\scandisk.exe         c:\msdos\chkdsk.exe         c:\msdos\         c:\msdos\defrag.exe         c:\msdos\scandisk.exe  

After this Pesan.B creates a BAT file with the same name. When this batch file is executed, it will delete all files from drive C: with the deltree command.

The activation routine failes if there is no c:\dos or c:\msdos directory (most Windows 95 and NT systems do not have such directories).

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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