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It overwrites MSH files with a copy of its own code.
|First detected on:||Aug. 5, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 5, 2005|
|Country of origin:||AUSTRIA|
Damon.D is a proof of concept virus that overwrites the files with an MSH extension that are in its same directory with a copy of its own code.
MSH (Microsoft Shell), also known as Monad, is a shell that will replace earlier shells, such as cmd and command. New characteristics of MSH include the capability to interact with .NET objects, among others.
This shell will be included in the Windows Vista operating system, but not by default.
Damon.D is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.