Threat Description



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


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.


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.

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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