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Thus.O8

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Thus.O8
Technical name:W97M/Thus.O8
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It disables the macro antivirus protection incorporated in Word and 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:Aug. 14, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:THUS

Brief Description 

    

Thus.08 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.08 does not have damaging effects on the infected computer. Its main aim is to spread.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Thus.08 is easy to recognize, as it displays a series of messages similar to the following one on screen on December 31: