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Virus Name  : W97M/Prilissa

Alias             : Macro.Word97.Prilissa, W97M.Prilissa

Virus type    : Word Macro Virus

Threat level : Low

Virus details :

                     W97M/Prilissa virus is a new variant of Melissa virus infects Word 97 Documents. Prilissa virus makes use of the MAPI functions in Microsoft Outlook to retrieve the current user profile and password for server logon. This Virus grabs the first 50 addresses from the address book of Microsoft Outlook and resends the mail.

                     In Word97, the virus disables the Tools/Macro menu commands, the Confirm Conversions option, the MS Word macro virus protection, and the Save Normal Template prompt. The virus then checks to see if the registry key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\""CyberNET"" contains the value "(C)1999 - Indonesia by AnomOke!" This is how the virus determines whether it has activated on this system.

                     The virus then opens Outlook, if present on the system, and sends one email for each address list. The email may contain up to 50 recipients. The email will contain the subject line: "Message From {Office 97 user name}" and the message body will be "This document is very important and you've GOT to read this !!!". The virus then attaches a copy of the infected active document to the outgoing mail.

                     W97M/Prilissa includes a destructive payload! If the date is December 25 of any year, it will modify the AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that the next time the computer is booted, the hard drive will be formatted, causing a loss of all data. In addition, the following message will be displayed in Word 97:

"(C) 1999 - CyberNET
Vine... Vide... Vice...Moslem Power Never End...
You Dare Rise Against Me... The Human Era is
Over, The CyberNET Era Has Come!!!

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated W97M/Prilissa in its signature file to protect users from this virus attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this virus. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

How to remove W97M/Prilissa virus?

                   If you are already infected with this virus, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Solo antivirus can detect and remove W97M/Prilissa and its variants safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

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