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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Totaler.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Totaler.A
Technical name:X97M/Totaler.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  Infects Excel spreadsheets and deletes files from the hard disk, preventing Windows from starting up.
Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

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

Totaler.A tries to delete files from the hard disk, in order to prevent the system from working correctly.

It is very easy to become infected by Totaler.A as it reaches computers in an infected Excel spreadsheet through many different means.

Visible Symptoms 

    

When Totaler.A infects the computer, it displays the following message:

“The NHS Fat Cow Has Just Trashed Your Harddisk”