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    another .com virus

    Mown.Demo
    Discovered on: February 21, 2002
    Last Updated on: February 21, 2002 at 02:34:52 PM PST

    Mown.Demo is a concept virus that demonstrates how to exploit users' natural interest in Internet sites and the fact that Windows will open and execute any executable file that contains a .com extension.

    In this particular case, this demo virus was distributed as a DOS executable with the file name www.cnn.com. It can, of course, be distributed as any file name with the .com extension that is named to appear as if it were an Internet site.

    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...mown.demo.html
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    Interesting virus. . .
    I'm glad that whoever created this demo THOUGHT first and made JUST a demo, to explain the concept, rather than to prove it. . .

    Malicious virii really suck.

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    I am really surprised that there haven't been more of these. It seems like such an easy way to suck in the average user.

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    thanks for the warning!!!

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    Originally posted here by llipschutz
    Interesting virus. . .
    I'm glad that whoever created this demo THOUGHT first and made JUST a demo, to explain the concept, rather than to prove it. . .

    Malicious virii really suck.
    lmao!! that was a good comment llip. I actually had to goto the bathroom, after reading that =)
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