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|Alias:||Natas.4744.Mbr, Natas, Natas.mp.4744, Satan, Satan Bug.Natas.4744,|
|Effects: ||It writes its code in the first sectors of the hard disk. It infects files with an EXE or COM extension.
|First detected on:||Sept. 14, 1994|
|Detection updated on:||May 14, 2009|
Natas.4744 is a multipartite MS DOS virus, which is quite dangerous, as it writes its code in the first sectors of the hard disk where the boot sector (Master Boot Record or MBR) is located. Then, it goes memory resident and infects all the files with an EXE or DOC extension used on the affected computer.
Natas.4744 is difficult to identify, as it is a polymorphic virus. In addition, it uses stealth techniques.
Natas.4744 is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.