Threat Description



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


W97M/Panther is a 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.

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


W97M/Panther.A infects the global template when an infected document is opened. Then it disables the built-in macro virus protection.

After the global template has been infected, the virus infects all documents that are opened.

The virus does not do anything besides replication.


This variant is functionally identical with W97M/Panther.A


This variant is functionally identical with W97M/Panther.I

Technical Details:Katrin Tocheva and Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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