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05.07.2003 - The Barisada virus activates on May, 05 2003

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The macro virus Barisada (X97M/Barisada.A) will activate. Although this virus has been around for some time now, the actions it carries out could cause problems in computers without an antivirus solution or if the antivirus installed has not been regularly updated.

Barisada activates on the above date between two and three in the afternoon. At this time, a series of windows are displayed with questions related to different subjects, one of which is a role-play game. However, depending on the user’s answers, Barisada could delete all the data in the Excel workbooks that are open when the virus activates.

Similarly, when an infected spreadsheet is closed, Barisada infiltrates the other spreadsheets open at the time. By doing this, it can easily affect a large number of files.

Barisada reaches computers in an Excel file via the usual means used by viruses: e-mail messages, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

NID: 704 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance
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