Threat Description

Helper

Details

Aliases:Helper
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



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.



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 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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