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ComputerWorld: 'July Killer' virus may hit Thursday

Jul 01, 1999, 13:51 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Winnie Lai)

Another Microsoft Word macro virus; this one has the potential to erase a user's C: drive

"A computer virus dubbed July Killer is expected to strike July 1. Active only during July, it will infect Microsoft Corp.'s Word 97 documents via a Visual Basic macro, according to antivirus specialists."

"During July, users who open an infected Word document will see a dialog box entitled 'A wake up call for the generation.' If the user clicks the OK button, a message will appear that says, 'You are wise, please choose this again later. Congratulations.' "

"If the user chooses the 'cancel' button three times... The virus will then open the autoexec.bat file and add the command line 'deltree/y c:\' to the file. The next time the user boots the machine, all files in the hard disk will be deleted..."

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