1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. XM.Slide

XM.Slide

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 3, 1999
Updated:
September 5, 2011 10:49:10 AM
Type:
Virus
Infection Length:
1,306 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
XM.Slide is a macro virus that spreads by inserting itself to any open Microsoft Excel document on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 3, 1999
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 23, 2011
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 3, 1999
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 23, 2011
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 5, 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: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Microsoft Excel files.
Writeup By: Kai Xiao

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver