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|Effects: ||It infect Microsoft .NET platform files.
|First detected on:|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 15, 2003|
Donut is the first virus designed to infect Microsoft .NET platform files.
This virus only works correctly with certain files, mainly those compiled in the programming language C#.
Donut does not use any specific means to spread. It can reach computers through the usual means used by viruses: Internet downloads, e-mail messages, FTP, etc.
Donut is easy to identify, as it displays the message below one in every ten times it is run:
- NET.dotNET by Benny/29A
This cell has been infected by dotNET virus!