Are there any NT-based viruses or can NT be susceptible to other viruses?

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Some of the recent NT viruses are:

1. W32/Myparty Malicious Code found on 1/28/02. Spreads as an e-mail attachment. Non-destructive. May cause the default Web browser to run unexpectedly. The victim's site may experience an increased load on the mail server when the code is propagating.

See for more information.

2. W97M.DebilByte.A - discovered 2/5/2002. Infects eight micro modules that are then used to infect template file as well as any document whenever a document is opened or closed.

3. W97M.Comical@mm - discovered 2/4/2002. A mass mailing worm that drops a VBS file, C:Twin.VBS. This file creates and runs the C:WindowsAVW32.EXE file. The VBS file also creates the file, where it stores the recipient e-mail addresses from Outlook.

4. Backdoor.DSNX discovered on 1/30/2002. Is a backdoor Trojan horse that can give a hacker access to your computer.

5. W32.Porma@mm - discovered on 1/29/2002. A mass mailing worm that sends itself to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook address book. It copies itself as

See for the most recent list of viruses. The above list (2,3,4,5) and details have been taken (or summarized) from this site.

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This was first published in February 2002

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