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Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 21, 1998
February 13, 2007 12:10:09 PM
Also Known As:
X97M.Papa, X97M.Papa.A
Worm, Macro

The X97M.Papa.A.Intended worm is a nonfunctioning macro worm. This worm will not replicate properly due to a bug in the macro code.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 25, 1998
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 25, 1998
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 25, 1998
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 25, 1998
  • 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: Eric Chien

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