Threat Description

Gamlet

Details

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

Summary



W97M/Gamlet is a simple Word 97 macro virus.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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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.



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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