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|Effects: ||It has no destructive effects. However, it prevents access to Word macros and disables the program’s macro antivirus protection.|
|Detection updated on:||May 9, 2002|
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.
Thus.W activates every December 13th but does not show any visible symptoms of infection.