Threat Description

FormatC

Details

Aliases: FormatC
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This is not a virus, but a very simple trojan written with Word macro language. As soon as you open an infected document, it attempts to format your hard drive.

FormatC is not common at all and it does not spread. It is not a problem and will probably never be.

F-Secure anti-virus products do not attempt to detect this trojan and we have no plans to add detection of it.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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