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Class Virus
Platform MSWord

Technical Details

This is a very dangerous encrypted macro-virus. It contains two macros:
AutoExec and AutoOpen, and infects documents and the global macros area in both

On October 10th, it erases the files: C:IO.SYS, C:MSDOS.SYS,
and C:COMMAND.COM. Then it displays a MessageBox with the following text:

EPIDEMIC Macro Virus V1.1

On June 17th, it drops a copy of the multipartite “Natas” virus.

On April 27th, it appends the following commands to the C:AUTOEXEC.BAT file:

echo y | format c:/u/V:EPIDEMIC >nul

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