Threat description




Surround is a simple Word 97 macro virus.


Automatic action

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

More scanning & removal options

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Technical Details


This variant contains a destructive payload.First the virus disables the build-in macro virus protection and drop its code in a file C:\Surround.key. The virus uses this file later to replicate.If the day is 21nd and Surround.A infects Word for a first time, it will produse a beep sound.If the date is December 29 Surround.A will try to delete file from Windows directory. The payload won't be executed if Windows directory name and path is not C:\Win*. This will cause Visual Basic error, that makes the virus obvious.If Surround.A is able to execute its destructive payload, then it will show the following message box:

"You are now Surrounded!!"

Submit a Sample

Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected? Send it to our Labs for further analysis

Submit a Sample

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

More Info