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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 12:12:30 PM
Also Known As:
Worm, Macro

The X97M.Papa.B Worm is a macro worm. The worm replicates in the form of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Using the macro language in Microsoft Excel in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook, the worm sends copies of itself to email addresses configured in Outlook's address lists. In order for this worm to self-propagate, one must have both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook installed on their computer system.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 30, 1999
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 30, 1999
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 30, 1999
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 30, 1999
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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
Writeup By: Eric Chien

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