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Virus Encyclopedia

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Flat

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Flat
Technical name:W32/Flat.5129
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects Windows files with an EXE extension.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Sept. 11, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Flat is a virus that affects platforms with the .NET Framework tool installed. Its main action involves infecting Windows files with an EXE extension.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Flat is easy to recognize once it has reached the computer, as it displays the following message on screen:

The icon of the infected files is replaced with the typical icon of Windows executable files.