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Thus.X

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Thus.X
Technical name:W97M/Thus.X
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:  It deletes files and displays a window on the screen.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:May 8, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Thus.X is a macro virus that activates on March 11th, displaying a window with the text Happy birthday on the screen. It usually reaches systems in an infected Word 97 or Word 2000 document.

Thus.X has the following very damaging effects:

  • It deletes every system file in the root directory of the hard disk.
  • It deletes the content of every document that is open when infection is carried out.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that virus has infected your computer is the following window displayed on March 11th: