Threat Description

Clock

Details

Aliases:Clock
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This a Word macro virus which works only under German versions of Microsoft Word.

Clock disables the Word Tools/Macro menu (in German, Extras/Makro) and macro Organizer in order to hide itself better.

Clock replicates to documents whenever they are opened or closed through Word menus.

As a side effect, all macros from documents that get infected get copied to the NORMAL.DOT file.

Clock activates by sometimes displaying a dialog box with current date and time and sometimes swapping the menu functions for opening and saving files with each other.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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