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XM.Compat.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 24, 1998
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:10:38 PM
Type:
Macro

This polymorphic macro virus infects MS Excel spreadsheet files by adding one randomly named Visual Basic Application (VBA) module. This virus uses much more disguise in executing its infection routine. It also has a potentially troublesome payload as described in detail below. The payload is activated when closing an infected spreadsheet on any day after August 31, 1998.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 31, 1998
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 31, 1998
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 31, 1998
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 31, 1998
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 31, 1998
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Raul Elnitiarta

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