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| Japan's Computer Virus Incidents Hit Low in November
December 10, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Incidents of computer viruses reported in
Japan in November totaled 109, the lowest number since April 1997, when
macro viruses were prevalent.
|The numbers were released in the Computer Virus Report for November issued
by Japan's Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) on Dec. 4,
Three new viruses were recognized this time. They are "W97M/Class" and
"W97M/Groov" for MS Word (three cases each) and "XM/Compat" for Excel
When a file infected by "W97/Class" is read in, the MS Word program will
be infected by the virus, and displays a peculiar message every 31st
day of the month.
"W97/Mgroov" will place an infected template in the startup folder of
the Word or create a system file containing virus code on the root directory
of the hard disk drive.
"XM/Compat" will infect Excel 95, and could alter figures on the worksheet.
XF/Paix Virus Shows Up in Japan, IPA Says in Oct.
Unauthorized Access Affects 30 Pct. of Japanese
(BizTech News Dept.)
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