Threat Description

Panther

Details

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

Summary



W97M/Panther is a 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:Panther.A

W97M/Panther.A infects the global template when an infected document is opened. Then it disables the built-in macro virus protection.

After the global template has been infected, the virus infects all documents that are opened.

The virus does not do anything besides replication.


Variant:Panther.I

This variant is functionally identical with W97M/Panther.A


Variant:Panther.J

This variant is functionally identical with W97M/Panther.I





Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva and Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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