Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

WM/Concept

This is in fact a macro that is able to replicate because of erroneously designed macro language.
Authors of WinWord repeated the shortcomings from ANSII DOS controllers and enabled thus the virus makers to write a virus which is able even of jumping among various platforms (versions of Word for Mac and for PC have the same macro language). The virus can be roughly detected by the presence of the following set of macros: AAAZFS, AAAZAO, AutoOpen, Payload and FileSaveAs.

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