heard of the much-awaited, much-delayed operating system succeeding
the Windows XP. The beta version of the software, Microsoft Windows
known by its code name, Longhorn previously and now Windows Vista,
is now available. And that is one big news, so is the first virus
On the face of it, it is not actually a major threat – and can be
in line with some of the other proof-of-concept malwares or
viruses, but this can also be seen as an effort of virus-writer
groups to target new (Microsoft) platforms at the earliest time
possible (in this case, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 which is
included in Windows Vista beta 1)- even if the target platform is
still in beta! Whew!
And as we know… MS Vista will indeed be big…
Let’s hold on to our horses… the MS Vista malware scene will sure
be interesting in the near future!
The malware sample is now being processed by the Service Team so
hang on for updates.
Based on initial analysis this malware runs on Microsoft Vista
under Microsoft DOT Net Framework 2.0 and tries to overwrite EXE
files in current directory.