January 11th, 2002, 09:21 AM
First .NET Virus : W32/Donut
A virus has been discovered which infects .NET executables. The virus is harmless it would seem, and seems to be another proof of concept virus.
There is a 1 in 10 chance that the virus alerts a user when an infected program is executed.
Quote from ENT News
Thankfully, the potential impact of the W32/Donut .NET virus is mitigated, antivirus vendors say, by its relative harmlessness. W32/Donut infects other .NET executables (.EXE) but does not stay resident in memory. And unlike many of todayís viruses, it wonít attempt to exploit a userís e-mail to distribute itself, but must be distributed manually or downloaded from a Web site or network share. Finally, antivirus vendors say, W32/Donut doesnít do any other damage to a userís local PC, either.
Virus writers take an early crack at .Net
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January 11th, 2002, 09:33 AM
It's good to see virus alerts back @ AntiOnline...Does anyone else see the irony in being a member of a security site but having to go elsewhere to get virus alerts?
January 11th, 2002, 10:38 AM
Funny, that ... I am AV certified and I do security work ... and I'm told that I'm odd. <sigh> So shoot me if I *demand* that our workstations / MX / servers have AV software!
January 11th, 2002, 04:38 PM
fyi...the actual name of the v is dotNET by Benny/29A
...them fun folks at symantec renamed it w32/donut...hungry i guess they was...good write up at sarc tho...
might also want a look a js.gigger. happy little format c: jscript...props by mirc and wait for it...outlook...can you imagine...
January 11th, 2002, 09:17 PM
I was reading up on the dotNET virus last night, but I am unsure about hat the net files actually are. I try to avoid MS products at all costs, so I am a little unfamiliar with what these files are used for. Part of an MS database or something?
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January 11th, 2002, 09:59 PM
.NET is the future of the INTERNET!!...(ya know...the one al gore invented...)
actually it's m$ attempt to make everyone completely and utterly insane by taking over the server world...and then requiring everyone to get a fulltime job as a .NETPatchApplicator
if you want to find out what they have to say...