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

Programmiert von RinCeWinD~[m@G]~ aka zWeiBLuM


|Danke an Lz� (besonders IarRag�N & LRay), BeTa CreW|
|und alle die mich kennen!                          |
|F�RDERT EURE LOKALE SZENE!                         |


Weitere Infektionen:
DateiName:         Datum:          Uhrzeit:

It also changes the properties:

UserName = "RinCeWinD~[m@G]~"
UserInitials = "~[m@G]~"
UserAddress = "Kontakt:"

The virus infects other documents upon their opening or creating (AutoOpen, AutoNew). For each infected document, the virus writes one line to the "DWORLD.INI" file with the name of an infected document, date and time of infection.

The virus turns off the Word virus protection (the VirusProtection option). It also disables the Tools/Macro menus and blocks Visual Basic editor (stealth).

Upon printing documents, if the date is the 24th of the month, the virus replaces all words "der" in the active document with the "der ~[m@G]~" string in 20% of the cases. With the same probability, it displays the message "Des Zauberer?s Finger sind im Spiel!", and appends the following text to the document:

...Die aufgekl�rten Br�der der schwarzen Nacht sagen:...

If the date is the 12th of the month, the virus displays the message: "Des Zauberer?s Finger sind im Spiel!", and hides the mouse cursor.

The virus contains the following comments:

Discw�rlD Makr�ViruS -Dw�rld.MV.B- der magischen Gilde
Pr�grammiert von Rincewind~[m@G]~
Kontakt: | |
Ausgesetzt im J�nner 99
Danke an alle die mich kennen | bes�nders NJ�ker[SLAM] | c�RDy & LRay 
Dw�rld.MV ist FleTsCheR und IarRaG�N gewidmet

� !" %&/()=?->DiE auFgeKL�rTeN BR�deR dER sCHwaRzeN NaCHt<-?=()&%$ "! �

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