Demon

Classification

Malware

Virus

W32

Demon

Summary

For more information on Word macro viruses, see WordMacro/Concept.

Removal

Automatic action

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  • Submit a sample

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    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

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    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

WordMacro/Demon.A consists of three macros. It does not contain any destructive activation routines, but might cause some incompatibility problems. The virus stores some of its own settings in WIN.INI.

Virus contains a routine which the author of the virus can use to easily check wheter a machine is infected or not. If the words "Dark Master calling" are written under Word and they are selected with the mouse, the virus will bring this message to the screen:

Microsoft WinWord DEMON
 WINWORD HIDDEN DEMON
 is happy to see his MASTER!!!
 GREAT DAY !!!

WordMacro/Demon has been reported in the wild in summer 1997.