Published Dec 05, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

TrojanDownloader:W97M/Adnel

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: X97M/DownldExe.A (Command) X97M.DownLoader.3 (Dr.Web) VBA/TrojanDownloader.Agent.DZ (ESET) W97M/Agent.KXRS!tr.dldr (Fortinet) TROJ_XLSDROP.WJ (Trend Micro)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat is a malicious macro that can download and run files on your PC. It runs when you open an infected Microsoft Office file.

We have seen it embedded in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or Word file that is attached to a spam email.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.

Prevent malware infections from spam emails
Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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