Threat Description



Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Gogga, Trojan.PSW.Goga, Goga


Goga is a trojan that is executed from a malicious Rich Text Formatted (.rtf) document. Due a security vulnerability, macros are able to execute from a template pointed by a RTF file without notification to the user in Microsoft Word.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

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Technical Details

The macro in the template drops and executes an utility that collects dial-up settings from Windows. This includes the user name and the password. This information is then sent to another web site.

The template is no longer available on the web.

Further information and a fix for the vulnerability is available from Microsoft:


F-Secure Anti-Virus detects this trojan with updates published at June 15th, 2001.

Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva, Gergely Erdelyi and Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure; June 2001


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