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Laroux.HO

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Laroux.HO
Technical name:X97M/Laroux.HO
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies certain properties of infected spreadsheets.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Laroux.HO is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Excel 97 spreadsheets.

Its only aim is to spread and modify some properties of the Excel spreadsheets it infects.

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is interesting to note that Laroux.HO modifies the properties of the spreadsheets it infects.

More concretely, in the properties option (File – Properties), the different fields appear empty after infection:

Title, Subject, Author, Key Words and Comments.