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Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 5, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:55:55 AM
Also Known As:
Macro.Office.Toraja.c, X97M.Toraja.c
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

O97M.Toraja.Gen is a macro virus, which infects Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel documents. In Word it infects the Normal.dot template, and in Excel it contaminates the \XLStart folder with an infected Excel workbook. Many standard menu functions are overridden, making them inaccessible.

NOTE: O97M.Toraja.Gen is a generic detection for viruses in the O97M.Toraja family. In some cases, Norton AntiVirus detects specific variants such as O97M.Toraja.C. The information in this writeup applies to the specific detections, as well as the generic detection.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 6, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 6, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: High
  • 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: Brian Ewell

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