Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Platform: W97M

Aliases: Gamlet

Summary


W97M/Gamlet is a simple Word 97 macro virus.

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Technical Details



Variant:Gamlet.A

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.