This is a virus detection. Viruses are programs that self-replicate recursively, meaning that infected systems spread the virus to other systems, which then propagate the virus further. While many viruses contain a destructive payload, it's quite common for viruses to do nothing more than spread from one system to another.
4057 (1999-12-22)Updated DAT
This macro virus will install an infected document into the Startup folder of Word because any Word document in the Startup folder is loaded whenever Word starts. The name of the file in the startup folder is bible.dot.
If the user attempts to use viewvbcode to view the macros, it displays a different message box depending on the day:
"Sunday" - "I am controlling your Computer"
"Monday" - "Don't fear I am controlling man!"
"Tuesday" - "Don't fear maaaaaaaaaan!"
"Wednesday" - "Cool down man! "
"Thursday" -"You are a imbecile..! "
"Friday" - "You are a fool... Stupid jerk... ahh..ahh..ahh"
"Saturday" - "Pooda Mairre ninak vere joli elliode..! "
with the title "I am saying". Then it sets the system clock ahead one day.
If the user attempts to use Tools/Macro to view the macros, it displays the message box:
"Oops..! macro expired..!! "
When starting Word, it displays a different message depending on the system clock:
"Good Morning... [UserName]"
"Have a nice day"
where "Good Morning..." can be replaced with "Good Afternoon...", "Good Evening...", or "Good Night..." depending on the time of day.
On Feb 23, it displays the message
"*** Today is my Birthday ***"
On Dec 25, it displays the message
"*** Wish you a Happy Christmas ***"
On Jan 1, it displays the message
"*** Wish you a Happy New Year ***"
On Apr 1 before Noon, it displays the message
"Today is your day! (Foolish day)"
Opening infected documents will directly infect the global template and any file used on this system will become infected.
All Users :
Script,Batch,Macro and non memory-resident:
Use current engine and DAT files for detection and removal.
PE,Trojan,Internet Worm and memory resident :
Use specified engine and DAT files for detection. To remove, boot to MS-DOS mode or use a boot diskette and use the command line scanner:
Users should not trust file icons, particularly when receiving files from others via P2P clients, IRC, email or other mediums where users can share files.
AVERT Recommended Updates :
* Malformed Word Document Could Enable Macro to Run Automatically (Information/Patch )
* Outlook as an email attachment security update
* Exchange 5.5 post SP3 Information Store Patch 5.5.2652.42 - this patch corrects detection issues with GroupShield
For a list of attachments blocked by the Outlook patch and a general FAQ, visit this link .
Additionally, Network Administrators can configure this update using an available tool - visit this link for more information .
It is very common for macro viruses to disable options within Office applications for example in Word, the macro protection warning commonly is disabled. After cleaning macro viruses, ensure that your previously set options are again enabled.