Aliases: W97M.Skeptic, W97M_60thSKEPTIC
Type: Word 97 macro virus
W97M.AntiSocial.E is a Word 97 macro virus. It has the potential to spread by mailing itself out to the first 60 e-mail addresses in the Outlook address book, displaying the subject line, "Important Message From [username]," and body text, "Look what I found...". The infector document is sent as an attachment. This virus infects Word 97 documents, the Word Normal.dot template and Word documents opened or created once the system is infected.
When the infected file is opened, two dropper files [SS.BAS and SS.VBS] are put on the C:\ drive.
The registry key,
W97M.AntiSocial.E inserts a registry key,
Command AntiVirus detects and disinfects W97M.AntiSocial.E. As always, it is recommended that you consistently update your deffiles to ensure that you are protected against the latest threats as they emerge.