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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 20, 2002
February 13, 2007 12:46:55 PM

X97M.Ellar.E is a macro virus which infects Microsoft Excel 97 and later workbooks and templates. The viral code is inserted into a macro module named Module1.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 21, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 21, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 21, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 21, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 21, 2002
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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: Patrick Nolan

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