Threat Description

Gamlet

Details

Aliases: Gamlet
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W97M

Summary



W97M/Gamlet is a simple Word 97 macro virus.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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

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



Technical Details




Variant:Gamlet.A

When an infected document is closed, the virus shows the following message in the Word's status bar:

  TO BE OR NOT TO BE ?...

Then it infects the global template and every document that is closed thereafter.

It also disables the Word's built-in macro virus protection when Word is restarted and hooks "Tools/Macros/Macro" dialog rendering it unusable.





Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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