Ozwer

Classification

Malware

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Ozwer, ZMK.P

Summary

This is a Word 97 macro virus that infects when Word is started and when an infected document is opened or closed.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details


Variant:Ozwer.A

The virus hooks several menus like: Format/Font, File/Print, File/Save As, File/Save, File/Close, File/New, Edit/Copy, Edit/Paste, Tools/Macros/Macro, File/Exit and Tools/Options. It also replace Tools/Macro dialogue box with it's own and Tools/Macro/Visual Basic Editor with the following Message box:

Based on the random number, the virus moves words in the active document to the left or to the right, when the has been running for 20 minutes.

In Spanish version of Word 97 it will show it's messages in Spanish.