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Donut

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Donut
Technical name:W32/Donut
Threat level:Low
Alias:DotNET, PE_DONUT.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infect Microsoft .NET platform files.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:
Detection updated on:Jan. 15, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Donut is the first virus designed to infect Microsoft .NET platform files.

This virus only works correctly with certain files, mainly those compiled in the programming language C#.

Donut does not use any specific means to spread. It can reach computers through the usual means used by viruses: Internet downloads, e-mail messages, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Donut is easy to identify, as it displays the message below one in every ten times it is run:

  • NET.dotNET by Benny/29A
    This cell has been infected by dotNET virus!