Win32/Peana [Threat Name] go to Threat

Win32/Peana.D [Threat Variant Name]

Category virus
Size 8192 B
Detection created May 07, 2004
Detection database version 753
Aliases Virus.Win32.Peana (Kaspersky)
  W32.Peana (Symantec)
  Virus:Win32/Peana.D (Microsoft)
Short description

Win32/Peana.D is an overwriting file infector.

Executable file infection

The virus searches for executables with one of the following extensions:

  • .exe

When the virus finds a file matching the search criteria, it creates its duplicate.


The file name and extension of the newly created file is derived from the original one.


An additional .LSX extension is appended.


The content of the found file is overwritten by the program code of the malware.

Other information

If the current system date and time matches certain conditions, the virus creates the following files:

  • %variable%.com (369 B)

A string with variable content is used instead of %variable% .


The files are then executed.


The virus displays the following message:

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