Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: Verm, Vermin


WM/Verm is a macro virus that infects Word documents.

When an infected document is opened, the virus will gets control and infects the Word's "NORMAL.DOT" template. After that, the virus infects every document while it is closed.

This virus has a destructive payload which activates when any infected document has been opened three times. Then it deletes all files from the Word's graphic filters, text converters, proofing tools and style gallery templates directories.


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.

Contact Support

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

Description Details: Analysis: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure


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