Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Platform: W97M

Aliases: Hope, NoHope


W97M/Hope is a simple Word class infector.


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Technical Details


When an infected document is opened, W97M/Hope.A disables the macro virus protection. It also removes both "Tools/Macros" and "Tools/Options..." menus.

Then the virus infects the global template and all documents opened or closed thereafter.