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W97M.Melissa.A

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 26, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:58:24 AM
Also Known As:
W97M.Mailissa
Type:
Macro
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W97M.Melissa.A is a Word 97 macro virus that has a payload to email itself using MS Outlook. The subject of the e-mail is "Important Message From USERNAME".

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 9, 1999
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 9, 1999
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 9, 1999
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 9, 1999
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 9, 1999
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Raul K. Elnitiarta

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