Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W97M
Aliases: Gamlet


W97M/Gamlet is a simple Word 97 macro virus.


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


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.

Technical Details:Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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