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Thus.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Thus.C
Technical name:W97M/Thus.C
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It deletes every file in the hard disk C:. It disables the Word macro antivirus protection.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:THUS

Brief Description 

    

Thus.C is a macro virus that reaches computers in an infected Word document. It activates on December 13th, causing quite damaging effects:

  • It deletes all of the files in the hard disk C:\.
  • It infects the Word template and every document that is used or created with it.
  • It disables the macros already defined in Word documents, trying to hide its presence in the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The most noticeable symptom of infection is the disappearance of all of the files in the hard disk C:\ on December 13th.