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X97M.Barisada.O

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 25, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:48:59 PM
Type:
Macro

X97M.Barisada.O is a macro virus that infects Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. On infected systems, X97M.Barisada.O replicates by copying itself, line by line, to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets when they are opened. By inserting a file into the Excel startup folder (usually \Xlstart), the virus ensures that it will be executed every time that Microsoft Excel is started. The virus has a payload that triggers on the 25th of every month.

NOTE: This virus was previously detected as X97M.Laroux.JG

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 25, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 25, 2001
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 25, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 25, 2001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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: Neal Hindocha

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