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Laroux

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Laroux
Technical name:XM/Laroux
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It does not have any destructive effects, it spreads to other Excel spreadsheets.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Feb. 28, 2003
Detection updated on:Feb. 28, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Laroux is a macro virus that infects Excel 97 spreadsheets (files with an XLS extension).

It is easy to be infected by Laroux, as it spreads in an infected Excel 97 spreadsheet through usual means used by viruses.

It is not considered a dangerous virus, as its only aim is to spread to other Excel spreadsheets.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Laroux is difficult to identify, as it does not show any signs that indicate that it has infected a computer.