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Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Datom
Technical name:W32/Datom
Threat level:Low
Effects:  It infects systems and spreads through networked computers.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 10, 2002
Detection updated on:Sept. 21, 2009
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 


Datom is a worm that spreads very quickly across networks by sending files to all the network drives. However, its effects are not considered dangerous, as its only aim is to infect other systems.

This virus uses the following files: MSVXD.EXE (58,368 bytes), MSVXD16.DLL (54,784 bytes) and MSVXD32.DLL (81,408 bytes).

Visible Symptoms 


Datom does not give any clear indication that it has infected a computer.