Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : Abd Alhesain, Alaa


Constructing a Macro Virus to Upgrading Antivirus Programs

Wesam S. Bhaya; Alaa Abd Alhesain

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2011, Volume 29, Issue 5, Pages 986-993

A virus is a self-replicating program that spreads by inserting copies of itself
into other executable code or documents. a macro virus is a virus that is written in a
macro language, a language built into a software application such as a Word
processor, and causes a sequence of actions to be performed automatically when
the application is started or something else triggers it.
The aim of this paper is to upgrade heuristic antiviruses, especially, which
dealt with macro viruses by finding new features no taken into account to detect
such viruses. This is done by building undetected computer macro virus.
This paper explains a construction of a macro virus that works under all versions of
Microsoft Word (compatible virus) and infects data Documents that belong to MSWord
(Most well known and widely-used program in the world). Also, the
proposed virus is undetected by most current commercial antivirus programs
especially which used heuristic techniques and other techniques to detect unknown
viruses. Thus, it can reveal some related antivirus vulnerabilities.