Threat Description

Panther

Details

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

Summary



W97M/Panther is a Word 97 macro virus.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.



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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