Threat description




W97M/Gamlet is a simple Word 97 macro virus.


Automatic action

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

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Technical Details


When an infected document is closed, the virus shows the following message in the Word's status bar:

  TO BE OR NOT TO BE ?...  

Then it infects the global template and every document that is closed thereafter.

It also disables the Word's built-in macro virus protection when Word is restarted and hooks "Tools/Macros/Macro" dialog rendering it unusable.

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