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W32.Cabanas

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 18, 1998
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:46:35 AM
Also Known As:
Cabanas
Type:
Virus

W32.Cabanas was one of the first viruses that could infect files on both Windows NT and Windows 9x systems. It infects files that have the .exe or .scr file extension.



*What are Portable Executable (PE) files?
PE files are files that are portable across all Microsoft 32-bit operating systems. The same PE-format executable can be executed on any version of Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000. Therefore, all PE files are executable, but not all executable files are portable.

A good example of a Portable Executable is a screen saver (.scr) file.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 15, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 15, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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