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X97M.Rippet

Discovered:
September 1, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:42:25 PM
Also Known As:
Macro.Excel97.Rippet[KAV], X97M/Rippet [McAfee]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

X97M.Rippet is a macro virus that infects Microsoft Excel workbooks when the virus is run. If the worksheet name is "Tripper," the virus will modify randomly chosen cells of randomly-chosen worksheets, changing the font size to 5 and the color to blue.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 2, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 2, 2003
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 2, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 2, 2003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 3, 2003
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Writeup By: Noriko Miyanowaki
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