> From: Chuck Lewis > > Joe, > > That was the FIRST virus written for Microsoft Word and is very > common. It uses the marco stuff in MS... Concept was indeed one of the earliest viruses, Chuck, but there have been a million variants since (McAfee lists about 50). This is the first time I've seen this particular strain. It's much more potent than a simple word macro; the payload is an exe file that updates the registry, among other things. Here are some of the strings I found in the payload. You can see that it's a little more aggressive than a simple Word macro: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP NameServer SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces And note the Copyright (C)2001 in the tagline: Concept Virus(CV) V.6, Copyright(C)2001, (This's CV, No Nimda.)
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