Parent class: VirWare

Viruses and worms are malicious programs that self-replicate on computers or via computer networks without the user being aware; each subsequent copy of such malicious programs is also able to self-replicate. Malicious programs which spread via networks or infect remote machines when commanded to do so by the “owner” (e.g. Backdoors) or programs that create multiple copies that are unable to self-replicate are not part of the Viruses and Worms subclass. The main characteristic used to determine whether or not a program is classified as a separate behaviour within the Viruses and Worms subclass is how the program propagates (i.e. how the malicious program spreads copies of itself via local or network resources.) Most known worms are spread as files sent as email attachments, via a link to a web or FTP resource, via a link sent in an ICQ or IRC message, via P2P file sharing networks etc. Some worms spread as network packets; these directly penetrate the computer memory, and the worm code is then activated. Worms use the following techniques to penetrate remote computers and launch copies of themselves: social engineering (for example, an email message suggesting the user opens an attached file), exploiting network configuration errors (such as copying to a fully accessible disk), and exploiting loopholes in operating system and application security. Viruses can be divided in accordance with the method used to infect a computer:
  • file viruses
  • boot sector viruses
  • macro viruses
  • script viruses
Any program within this subclass can have additional Trojan functions. It should also be noted that many worms use more than one method in order to spread copies via networks.

Class: Virus

Viruses replicate on the resources of the local machine. Unlike worms, viruses do not use network services to propagate or penetrate other computers. A copy of a virus will reach remote computers only if the infected object is, for some reason unrelated to the virus function, activated on another computer. For example: when infecting accessible disks, a virus penetrates a file located on a network resource a virus copies itself to a removable storage device or infects a file on a removable device a user sends an email with an infected attachment.

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Platform: MSWord

Microsoft Word (MS Word) is a popular word processor and part of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Word files have a .doc or .docx extension.


Technical Details

This is a dangerous macro-virus. It uses an ordinary way to spread - it infects the global macros area upon opening an infected document, other documents get infected upon their opening or closing.

The virus has many payload routines. Each of them is activated only one day per month:

1 - the virus inserts in document the text:

      Alamat brought to you by Lucky Warrior

2 - disables "Table" menu command

3 - disables "Help" menu command

4 - deletes all files in root folder of drive C:

5, 25, 27 - deletes all files in folders:

     C:Program FilesNorton~1*.*

6 - deletes all files in "C:Windows" folder

7 - saves documents with password "Alamat"

8 - prints document with added note "Your're infected with the Alamat virus!"

9 - changes Windows registerd onwer name to "Lucky Warrior"

10, 30 - deletes all files in "C:Windows" and "C:Winnt" folders

11 - deletes one character at cursor position.

12 - opens "" site

13 - displays Office Assistant with message:

     Ms Word is suffering from unknown virus!

14 - modifies the system registry to display a message before system log-on:

     Lucky Warrior
     Welcome to the world of Alamat!

15 - replaces all "of" words by "Alamat" and then deletes commands "Replace" from menu

16 - hides Office Assistant and mouse cursor

17 - changes Word window caption to "Alamat"

18 - disables "File" menu item

19 - exits Word just after document open

20 - deletes all files in "C:Progra~1System" folder

21 - disables "Edit" menu command

22 - disables "View" menu command

23 - disables "Insert" menu command

24 - disables "Format" menu command

26 - exits Windows

28 - changes Word user information:

     UserName     = "Lucky Warrior"
     UserInitials = "LW"
     UserAddress  = "Bgy. Tiguib, O.E.S."

29 - disables "Window" menu command

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