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.
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.
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
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