Threat Description

Polite

Details

Aliases: Polite
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



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



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



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


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