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Threat LevelModerate threat
DistributionNot widespread
Common name:Natas
Technical name:VBS/Natas
Threat level:Low
Effects:  It overwrites files.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 4, 2001

Brief Description 


Natas is a virus that overwrites files in the directory in which the virus is stored.

It is easy to be infected by Natas as it reaches computers through many means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 


An indication that Natas has infected a computer is the following message, which is displayed when the virus generates a random number (1 or 2) and the result is 1:

Seek refuge for Satan holds no mercy for the weak the sick and the unwanted!