Virus.MSWord.TheEraser

Class Virus
Platform MSWord
Description

Technical Details


The virus contains two macros: AutoOpen, TheEraser. It replicates on
documents opening (AutoOpen).


On the 5th of any month it erases the files:


C:Windows*.exe
C:Windows*.com
C:Windows*.sys
C:Dos*.exe
C:Dos*.com
C:Dos*.sys
C:Dos*.exe
C:*.com
C:*.sys

Then it inserts the following text into the current document:

You’ve just been erased!!!
– The Eraser

The virus also contains the comments:

The Eraser Word 95 Virus
designed this 17th day of April, 1998
at 10:30 in the evening
here in the country of the Philippines