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Barisada.J

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Barisada.J
Technical name:X97M/Barisada.J
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It deletes Excel spreadsheets and displays messages on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

Barisada.J is a macro virus that infects Excel spreadsheets, which does not have any destructive effects.

Barisada.J activates on April 24 between two and three o'clock in the afternoon. At this time, it displays a series of messages on screen, which seem to be related to a role-playing game.

This virus 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 

    

It is very easy to know if Barisada.J has infected a computer, as it displays a series of messages on screen, which seem to be related to a fantasy role-playing game.

When it activates, Barisada.J displays the following warning on screen:

If the user clicks on No, Barisada.J shows a message and stops running:

  • Title: Right Answer
  • Message: Good! You're Authorized now!!

If the user clicks on Yes, Barisada.J shows another warning message:

Then the virus displays another message:

  • Title: Wrong Answer may cause The Serious Problem!
  • Message: Summoning Xavier is the Ultimate Magic. Right?

In this case, clicking on Yes shows the following message and the virus ends:

  • Title: Right Answer
  • Message: ok, i will forgive you

If the user clicks on No, the virus displays the following message and deletes the content of all the cells in the Excel spreadsheets that are open at the time.

  • Title: You shall Die
  • Message: Wrong Answer, Your file will be deleted!