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Risk Level 1: Very Low

September 26, 2001
February 13, 2007 12:46:53 PM

X97M.Ellar.A is a Microsoft Excel virus that spreads by saving an infected workbook in the Microsoft Excel startup folder. It also deletes all Excel files that are in the same folder as the virus.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 26, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 26, 2001
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 26, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 26, 2001
  • 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: Dave Adamczyk

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