Threat Descriptons

Proverb

Classification

Category :

Malware

Type :

Virus

Platform :

W97M

Aliases :

Proverb

Summary

W97M/Proverb is a Word 97 class infector.

Removal

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.

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

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  • 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.

Technical Details

Variant:Proverb.A

The virus infects a document when it is opened, closed or a new one is created.

W97M/Proverb.A contains a code which is never executed. This code checks the version number of Word and if it is eight (Word 97), it would show an Office Assistant with a random message, animation and heading. Additionally, this code checks if the version number of Word is not equal to Word 97, when it would show another message box, again with a random title and text in Russian.

The W97M/Proverb.A virus code contains a lot of commented lines in Russian.

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