For more information on Word macro viruses, see the description of WordMacro/Concept.

The WordMacro/Talon.A virus consists of the following macros: AOB, Deed, FSAB, Info, AutoOpen and ToolsMacro.

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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User Guide

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Contact Support

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Submit a sample

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Technical Details

Talon.A triggers on June 18th, displaying message boxes like this:

Your System Is Infected With The Macro Virus Talon #1!
 This Macro Virus Was Brought To You By: TALON 1997

Also, the virus changes the Tools/Macro menu to display:

This Option Is Not Available,
 Please Insert The MS-Office CD
 And Install The Help Files To Continue


This variant triggers on the 27th day of any month. At this date it encrypts all saved documents with the password "talon".

It also displays these messages:

Your document Has Just been Been Saved,

I Hope You Know The Password!!!

Brought To You By Talon 1997

Tools/Macro menu now displays:

This Option Is Not Available,
 Please Install The Help Files To Continue