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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Detnat.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Detnat.A
Technical name:W32/Detnat.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It infects PE (Portable Executable) files, and downloads and runs other malware. It spreads across networks and through the distribution of previously infected files.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 8, 2006
Detection updated on:June 13, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Detnat.A is a virus that infects PE (Portable Executable) files. Additionally, it downloads and runs other malware.

Detnat.A uses a complex infection method, based on a polymorphic encryption routine.

It spreads across networks, infecting PE files that are in the network shared resources to which it gains access to, and through the distribution of previously infected files.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Detnat.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.