Category: Malware

Type: Virus

Platform: W97M

Aliases: Panther


W97M/Panther is a Word 97 macro virus.


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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