TrojanDownloader:W97M/Bartallex Description

Bartallex is classified by malware researchers as a trojan downloader that functions as a macro in corrupted Microsoft Word Documents. The documents loaded with the Bartallex trojan downloader might pretend to be payment notifications from renown online stores such as Amazon and Ebay. As aforementioned, Bartallex is deployed in spam emails and if you have enabled macro in your office suite it is automatically executed. The Bartallex malware can be detected by security applications as TrojanDownloader:W97M/Bartallex and it should not be underestimated. A successful infiltration of the Bartallex trojan downloader can expose you to viruses, keyloggers, worms and other trojans. Cyber criminals may use the TrojanDownloader:W97M/Bartallex as part of complex attacks that may result in the loss of banking credentials, files being stolen, corruption of documents and remote access to infected PCs. Security experts advise users to make sure that they have macros disabled and suggest the installation of a trusted anti-malware shield.

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One Comment

  • Bob Hoffman:

    Thanks for fuller explanation. Microsoft's did not include important facts such as that it is a Word Macro. I had transitioned the infected document through my computer to an isolated VM for further inspection and MS defender found it in recycle.

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