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 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.