Published Feb 02, 2015 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

W97M/Bartallex

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Trojan-Downloader.VBS.Agent.akp (Kaspersky) W97M/Tarbir.A.gen (Command) ole2/DLoader.ATMLO (Norman) WM/Dlyu.A.64000 (Avira) W97M.MulDrop.23 (Dr.Web) W97M/TrojanDownloader.Agent.NDZ (ESET) TROJ_VLOAD.B (Trend Micro)

Summary

Microsoft security software detects and removes this family of threats.

Malware in the Bartallex family can download and run files on your PC. They are usually malicious macros that run when you open an infected Microsoft Office file.

We have these threats embedded in Microsoft Word files attached to spam emails.

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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