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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Barisada.K

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Barisada.K
Technical name:X97M/Barisada.K
Threat level:Low
Alias:X97M/KHM.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It disables the screen refresh and infects Excel workbooks and spreadsheets.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:X97M GROUP

Brief Description 

    

Barisada.K is a macro virus without destructive effects that infects Excel spreadsheets.

Barisada.K prevents the screen from refreshing. Therefore, the users will be unaware of the changes made to the presentation of Excel when the virus carries out its actions.

Barisada.K, reaches computers through the usual means used by viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Barisada.K is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it is present in the computer.