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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 9, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:56:28 AM

W32.Donut is a virus that targets .exe files that were created for the Microsoft .NET framework. W32.Donut is a concept virus. It does not have any significant chance of becoming widespread. However, it shows that virus writers are paying close attention to the new .NET architecture and are attempting to learn how to exploit it before the .NET framework is available on most systems.

For additional information about Microsoft .NET, go to http://www.microsoft.com/net/.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 10, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 10, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Peter Szor

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