- August 18, 1998
- February 13, 2007 11:46:35 AM
Also Known As:
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
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Writeup By: Douglas Knowles