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Jini.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Jini.A
Technical name:X97M/Jini.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Jini.A1
Type:Virus
Effects:  It deletes the contents of every Excel spreadsheet opened. Thirty days after infection took place, two warnings are displayed on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Jini.A is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Excel 97 spreadsheet (a file with a XLS extension). This file will then infect all the Excel spreadsheets used.

This is a dangerous virus, as it:

  • Deletes the contents or every spreadsheet that is edited or created.
  • Displays two warnings on screen, thirty days after infection took place.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Thirty days after infection, the virus generates a random number. If the number is 0, the following message is displayed on screen:

However, if the number is other than 0, the virus displays a message whose title and contents are made up of data taken from an infected spreadsheet. This data will vary depending on the infected spreadsheet.