Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W97M
Aliases: Turn, FlipCode


W97M/Turn is a Word 97 class infector.

When an infected document is opened, the virus infects the global template. After this has been done, it infects every document that is closed.

It replaces the "Tools\Macros\Visual Basic Editor" menu with a message box:

  The Visual Basic environment could not be initialized.     Please run setup to install it correctly.   


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

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Description Details: Analysis: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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