Threat Description

Exploit: W32/MSWord6.Gen


Category: Malware
Type: Trojan
Platform: W32
Aliases: Exploit.msword.gen.6


the Generic DetectionExploit.msword.gen.6 identifies a Microsoft Word document that has been modified to perform an unauthorized, malicious action.


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


Upon execution, the malware creates malicious executables in the following directories on the infected system:

  • %temp%\[random].exe
  • %windir%\system32\[name].exe

The malware also attempts to connect to the following remote sites:



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