OF LAROUX VIRUS
Virus Name : X97M/Laroux
Alias : Macro.Excel.Laroux
Virus type : Excel
level : Low
X97M/Laroux is the first
macro virus for Microsoft Excel for Windows which
actually works. The virus intercepts Excel's
AutoOpen automacro. When an infected spreadsheet
is opened, the virus activates and checks whether
the system is already infected. If not , the
virus creates an Excel for Windows file named
PERSONAL.XLS in the Excel for Windows default
startup directory (e.g. C:\MSOFFICE\EXCEL
\XLSTART) and copies itself there.
The spreadsheets and
macros from that directory are automatically
loaded whenever Excel for Windows is run. From
then on, every spreadsheet being opened or
created on an infected system will become
infected with the virus.
This virus does not have
an intentional payload - it just replicates. The
virus works under Excel for Windows versions 5
and 7, running under Windows 3.x, Windows 95 and
Windows NT. It does not work on Apple Macintosh.
contain a hidden sheet named `laroux'. Here is a
fast check to tell whether you have the virus: If Tools/Macro is used to
view the macros associated with a spreadsheet,
the macros `auto_open' and `check_files' and/or
`personal.xls!check_files', indicates that the
system is infected.
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