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X97M/Barisada.B

X97M/Barisada.B is a macro virus infecting in the Microsoft Excel 97 environment. It uses the "class" method of infection – it attacks the module "ThisWorkbook" which is present as a standard in each Excel document or template.
After an infected document is opened X97M/Barisada.B is finding out whether there is the file rmc.xls in the directory at which the variable Application.StartupPath is pointing. If that file does not exist the virus will create it upon finishing work with the infected document. Documents located in that directory are run always when Excel is executed. Function of this virus is identical with the virus X97M/Barisada.A.

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