Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: X97M
Aliases: Diablo


X97M/Diablo is an Excel 97 macro virus.


Automatic action

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


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Technical Details


When a sheet is activated from an infected workbook, X97M/Diablo.A if a workbook "PERSONAL.XLS" is exists in the Excel's startup directory. If the workbook does not exist, the virus creates a new workbook and infects it. After that it infects all workbooks that are opened.

The virus activates its payload in the random dates, when it changes the size of toolbar buttons to large.

Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva and Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected? Submit a sample to our Labs for analysis

Submit Now

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

Learn More