W97M/Bablas is a Word 97 macro virus.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details


When an infected document is opened, the virus infects the global template. While infecting, the virus changes the Word application window title bar to:

Bpp Hacker is now activating

and the active document window title bar to:

(I Don't mean to disturb.)

After infection is done, the virus restores the texts of title bars back to normal. The same behaviour is visible, when "File/Open" dialog is opened in the infected Word.

When the global template is infected, the virus infectes all documents that are opened, closed or saved.

The payload activates in any Friday and Sunday every time the Word is closed only if the current time is less than 9:00 pm. Then the virus causes computer to beep and displays a message:

Terimakasih buat dosenku yang amat sangat "bijaksana",

 yang telah memberiku nilai JELEK. Saya merasa bangga

 dan sungguh-sungguh bangga terhadap dosenku itu.

 Sekali lagi saya ucapkan terimakasih!.

Semoga mereka tetap di STIKI.

 (buat teman-teman, ma'af mengganggu.)