Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
Wazzu has the following effects:
Wazzu consists of a single macro, AutoOpen, which runs automatically on opening a document. In order to carry out infections, Wazzu follows the routine below:
Wazzu spreads through infected Word documents, which automatically infect theWord 6.0 (and later) global template.
Through this process, Wazzu infects the Word documents that use this template or that are generated with it.
The original infected document can reach computers through the following means: e-mail messages carrying infected documents, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.
Wazzu is very widely spread due to the fact that Microsoft accidentally distributed it in their SPCD (Solution Provider CD) in 1996. This CD-ROM contained an infected document. This file was also available on the Microsoft web page for some time.