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 an encrypted Word macro virus. It contains three macros in documents and four macros in NORMAL.DOT: AutoOpen, Nod(AutoClose), Tiberium(FileTemplates, ToolsMacro).

The virus infects the global macros area (NORMAL.DOT) on opening an infected document and writes itself to documents that are closed.

On Sundays as well as on entering the Tools/Macro menu the virus sets the password for documents that depends on the current time. The virus then displays the DialogBoxes:

Brotherhood of NOD
User error !!, replace User !!
Enter new user name here:
If User name not fill, your data will be delete !
Brotherhood of NOD
We need to restart Word First
Then the virus writes the text to the C:WINDOWSNOD.INI file:
/----------------------------------------------------------|Virus name: Brotherhood Of NOD                            |
|Origin    : Indonesia, Yogyakarta                         |
|Author    : Foxz NoMercy Members                          |
|URL     :  |
Dear ,...
You was distrub this virus! please dont doit again
Password For  = 
I'm fair !!, I let you know the password for
Your document. Peace!! and Unity!!

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