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Thus.K

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Thus.K
Technical name:W97M/Thus.K
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It disables the macro antivirus protection incorporated in Word. It infects Word documents and the global template. It displays messages on screen

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 23, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Thus.K is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document, a file with a DOC extension. From there, it infects the global template (NORMAL.DOT file) and every Word document that is generated with it.

Thus.K does not have damaging effects on the infected computer. It only displays a message on screen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

An indication that Thus.K has infected a computer is the following message, which the virus displays whenever a new Word document is created:

Title bar:
Microsoft Visual Basic

Message:
Compile error:
Syntax error