A virus by the name of xm.laroux.as has been found in following file installed from either the Alliance 2.1i or Foundation 2.1i PC, Solaris, or HP CD-ROMs:
Check your Xilinx installation area for the presence of the above file.
NOTE: This file is NOT installed by default, but rather is an optional portion of the Install process contained within the Userware components. Userware is a collection of misc. utilities, presentations, and documentation that in no way affects the performance of the Xilinx Software.
If you do find the file above to be present on your machine, you can choose to do one of the following:
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The infected ZIP file contains a PowerPoint Presentation within which is a slide that contains an Excel Spreadsheet. Below is some information about the Laroux virus, which affects the Microsoft Excel Program:
"This is a nonharmful, nondestructive concept virus. It simply appends a macro sheet called "laroux" to workbooks. It does not affect data or anything else in the workbook. This is the first replicating macro virus ever discovered in Microsoft Excel."
The information above was found off the Microsoft Website. For additional details, please refer to:
Unfortunately, not all Virus Detection programs will detect the presence of this infected file. As mentioned, the virus is nonharmful and nondestructive. Keeping it around will certainly NOT affect the performance of the Xilinx Software, nor will it affect the use of the MS Excel tool. Removing the file in one of the abovementioned fashions however will allow you to eliminate the spread of the warning msg. that appears in Excel when opening subsequent documents.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you or your customer. We will make the necessary changes to make sure that such an issue does not arise again in the future.
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