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|Effects: ||It infects Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. It displays a window containing a message.|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
HalfCross is a macro virus that displays a window containing the text Wonder v2.0 by ThE wEiRd GeNiUs It's time for lunch (User’s name) when the user opens an infected Word document between 12:10 and 12:25 on any day.
HalfCross does not have a destructive payload. Its main aim is to infect Word 97 documents (files with a DOC extension) and Excel 97 spreadsheets (files with an XLS extension).
HalfCross reaches computers in infected Word documents or Excel spreadsheets through the usual means used by viruses: e-mail messages with an infected attachment, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.
A clear indication that HalfCross has infected a computer is a window containing the text Wonder v2.0 by ThE wEiRd GeNiUs It's time for lunch (User’s name), which is displayed when the user opens an infected document between 12:10 and 12:25 on any day.