Clock

Classification

Malware

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Clock

Summary

This a Word macro virus which works only under German versions of Microsoft Word.

Clock disables the Word Tools/Macro menu (in German, Extras/Makro) and macro Organizer in order to hide itself better.

Clock replicates to documents whenever they are opened or closed through Word menus.

As a side effect, all macros from documents that get infected get copied to the NORMAL.DOT file.

Clock activates by sometimes displaying a dialog box with current date and time and sometimes swapping the menu functions for opening and saving files with each other.

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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