Category: Viruses and SpywareProtection available since:01 Mar 2000 00:00:00 (GMT)
Type: Word 97 macro virusLast Updated:01 Mar 2000 00:00:00 (GMT)
Prevalence: No Reports

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WM97/Michael-B is a Word macro virus.

The virus uses the Office Assistant to display a random message, chosen from 21 possibilities.

Possible messages displayed by the virus include:

First things first, but not necessarily in that order. -- Dr. Who, Meglos

If you can't explain something to a six-year old, you really don't understand it yourself -- Albert Einstein

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity -- Dorothy Parker

On Creating, Inhertance in Classes - You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial globule. -- Gilbert and Sullivan, the Mikado

Amongst the other messages which may be displayed are some credited to Virginia Woolf, Steve McConnell, David Parnas and Paul Clements, Kreitzberg and Schneiderman, Alice in Wonderland, Michael I. Buen, Glenford Myers, Donald Knuth, Peter Williams and Rich Cook.

If the day of the week is Friday, and the day of the month is after the 23rd, the virus will attempt to intercept the FilePrint command and print a CV or resume instead. This claims to be the resume of the virus author and includes details on an individual's contact details in the Far East, schooling, skills, job experience and personal background.

At the end of the print out is the following message:

Warning: If I don't get a stable job by the end of the month I will release a third virus that will remove all folders in the Primary Hard Disk, or in layman's term para ko na ring fi-normat ang Hard Disk Mo