Swlabs

Classification

Malware

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Swlabs, Skam

Summary

WM/Swlabs is a very simple Word macro virus.

Removal

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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Submit a sample

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Technical Details


Variant:Swlabs.A

When an infected document is opened, the virus infects the global template. After that it infects all opened documents.

Beside replication, the virus will remove "File/Templates" and "Tools/Macros" menu selections.


Variant:Swlabs.B (GreenBay)

This variant changes the subject of the document to:

Green Bay Packers -- Super Bowl XXXI Champions

Additionally it infects all documents that are created and saved documents as well.


Variant:Swlabs.G (Skammy)

This variant doesn't do anything beside replicate.