This virus is a rework of AM.Accessiv.A to make it work under Microsoft Access 2.0. The infection has:
In Microsoft Access, macro is simply a set of actions to automate common tasks. One of the special macro is AutoExec, which MS Access executes automatically when a database is opened.
When an infected database is opened, the virus searches for MS Access database files (*.MDB) in the current directory and copies both AutoExec macro and V module to the MDB file.
Symantec Security Response encourages all users and administrators to adhere to the following basic security "best practices":