Threat Description

Polite

Details

Aliases:Polite
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



For more information on macro viruses, see WordMacro/Concept.



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.



Technical Details



WordMacro/Polite is a simple macro virus which asks user every time whether it should infect files or not. When files are saved, the virus displays a question:

Shall I infect the file ?

When files are closed, Polite displays a dialog like this:

Activization
  I am alive!
OK

Otherwise the virus just replicates.

Polite is not common, but the Trend antivirus from Taiwan (also resold as Intel Lanprotect and PC-Cillin) has had several false alarms with it.





Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


SUBMIT A SAMPLE

Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected? Submit a sample to our Labs for analysis

Submit Now

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

Learn More