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Thus.W

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Thus.W
Technical name:W97M/Thus.W
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:  It has no destructive effects. However, it prevents access to Word macros and disables the program’s macro antivirus protection.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 9, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Thus.W is a macro virus that arrives in an infected Word document. It activates on December 13th but has no damaging effects.

  • It infects the Word template and every document used or generated with it.
  • It disables existing macros in Word documents (in order to hide its presence in the system), as well as Word’s macro antivirus protection.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Thus.W activates every December 13th but does not show any visible symptoms of infection.