Threat description


Platform: W32
Aliases: Helper


For background information on Word macro viruses, see the Concept virus.

WordMacro/Helper consists of one AutoClose macro and will spread under any language version of Word.

This virus activates on the 10th of every month. At this time, it will protect DOC files with the password 'help'.

WordMacro/Helper was reported to be in the wild in USA in December 1996.


Automatic action

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


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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