Threat Description

Razer

Details

Aliases: Razer
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary


This is a simple Word macro virus.

It creates the following macros to NORMAL.DOT: AutoOpen, WordSystem, WinUpdate, FileSave and FileSaveAs - unless the user is running Portuguese version of Word. In that case, the last two macros are replaced by FicheiroGuardar and FicheiroGuardarComo.



Removal


Automatic action

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Technical Details


When the virus infects a machine for the first time, it attempts to display a dialog box with these texts:

MoRTaLs aRe UnaBLe To HanDLe THe PoWeR ! ! !         GOD LIVES IN HELL...  

When 100 files have been opened after infection, the virus tries to delete the current command interpreter. This would prevent the machine from booting.

WM/Razer.A was reported to be in the wild in UK in early 1998.

[MHH//DF]






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