Threat Description

W97M

Details

Aliases:W97M, Other:​W32/W97M
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform:W97M

Summary



A program that does not fall into any other category.



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 also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



W97M is F-Secure's Platform designation for a malicious program in Microsoft Office Word documents, from version Word 97 and onwards. The malware is written in Visual Basic for Application (VBA), a programming language used to provide additional embedded functionality in the Word document.Malware designed to target this platform was most common during the early 90's, when Word documents were the preferred choice for electronic business communications. The most common form of W97M malware was a macro virus. Representative examples of W97M malware include:

Note

With changes in the threat landscape today, F-Secure has updated its platform designation convention and malware affecting this platform now uses the platform designation,'WM'.






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