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It is a virus that uses the technique known as prepending in order to infect MSH files.
|First detected on:||Aug. 5, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 5, 2005|
|Country of origin:||AUSTRIA|
Damon.E is a proof of concept virus that uses the technique known as prepending in order to infect files with an MSH extension.
This technique consists in adding its own code to the beginning of the original file.
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.E is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.