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For background information on Word macro viruses, see the Concept virus.

WordMacro/Helper consists of one AutoClose macro and will spread under any language version of Word.

This virus activates on the 10th of every month. At this time, it will protect DOC files with the password 'help'.

WordMacro/Helper was reported to be in the wild in USA in December 1996.

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Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure

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