Surround

Threat description

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CATEGORYMalware
TYPEVirus

Summary

Surround is a simple Word 97 macro virus.



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Technical Details


Variant:Surround.A

This variant contains a destructive payload.First the virus disables the build-in macro virus protection and drop its code in a file C:\Surround.key. The virus uses this file later to replicate.If the day is 21nd and Surround.A infects Word for a first time, it will produse a beep sound.If the date is December 29 Surround.A will try to delete Win.com file from Windows directory. The payload won't be executed if Windows directory name and path is not C:\Win*. This will cause Visual Basic error, that makes the virus obvious.If Surround.A is able to execute its destructive payload, then it will show the following message box:

"You are now Surrounded!!"

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