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Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Parite.B
Technical name:W32/Parite.B
Threat level:Low
Alias:Virus.Win32.Parite.b,, W32.Pinfi W32/Parite-B W32/Parite.B Win32.Parite.b W32/Pate.b.tmp
Effects:  It infects PE files with EXE and SCR extensions.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 2, 2001
Detection updated on:May 25, 2008
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 


Parite.B is a polymorphic virus that creates a dropper type file in the affected computer and infects files with EXE (executable) and SCR (screensaver) extensions.

Parite.B spreads through the usual means used by viruses, (CD-ROMS, e-mail, Internet downloads, etc.). Furthermore, it also spreads across networks. When it has infected a computer in a network, it enumerates all the shared network drives in order to copy itself to them.

Visible Symptoms 


Parite.B is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any message or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.