This is a polymorphic
macro virus, affecting Microsoft Word97 (and higher) documents and templates. When an infected document is opened and the macros are allowed to run, the virus attempts to disable Word's virus warning, save normal template prompt, and confirm file conversion prompt. The TOOLS|MACRO and VIEW menus are hidden. When the hot keys ALT-F8 and ALT-F8 are pressed, the message "hahaNOT" is displayed. The following registry key value is created (the "PATCH.EXE" program referenced is not associated with this virus):
The macro also attempts to disable and delete anti-virus software. A side-effect of this attempt may be the deletion of files in the root directory, including necessary, critical files.
If the minutes and the seconds are the same, the virus changes the screen resolution to 320x200 and sets mouse trails to 9.
If the hour and the day are the same, the virus attempts to append all files in "C:\" with the virus code. On September 7, the virus changes the system colors.