Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
Cybernet is a macro virus that infects Word documents (files with a DOC extension) and Excel spreadsheet (files with an XLS extension).
Once it has carried out its infection, Cybernet modifies the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. By doing this, the virus formats the user’s hard disk so that the next time the computer is started, it won’t run.
Cybernet spreads via rapidly via e-mail by sending itself out to all the contacts in the Address Book in the affected computer.
Cybernet is easy to recognize when it spreads via e-mail, as it reaches computers in a message with the following characteristics:
An indication that Cybernet has infected the computer is if the system date is August 17 or December 25, the virus inserts geometrical figures with no standard shape, size or colour in the document:
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