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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 16, 2002
February 13, 2007 12:40:35 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

X97M.Draco is a Microsoft Excel macro virus that inserts its viral code into C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Xlstart\Book1.xls. During the month of May the virus will automatically close the current workbook.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 17, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 17, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 17, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 17, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 21, 2002
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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: Douglas Knowles

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