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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 19, 2001
February 13, 2007 12:30:11 PM
Also Known As:
Worm, Macro

X97M.Gene.A is a macro virus that infects Microsoft Excel worksheets. The virus copies itself to the Excel startup folder as Angelo.xls and drops the file C:\1 (no file extension). The virus also attempts to email itself as an attachment using Microsoft Outlook.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 22, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 22, 2001
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 22, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 22, 2001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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