Threat Description



Aliases: Dark, Darkside
Category: Malware
Platform: W32


This is a simple Word macro virus made in Peru. For more information on Word macro viruses, see the description of WordMacro/Concept.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.

Technical Details

It might create a file called DARKSIDE.1 with the following contents:

     ATENCION: esta computadora ha sido infectada!.        DarkSide1 sin una computadora es como Billy The Kid sin un revolver        Virus DarkSide1 creado en la ciudad de Lima en enero de 1997.        -=] DarkSide1 Is a peruvian virus writer[=-  

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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