Threat description


Platform: W32
Aliases: Dark, Darkside


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.


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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


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