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Peter Ferrie
Virus Bulletin, February 2006, p.4
ISSN 0956-9979
February 2006

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The members of the RRLF virus-writing group were very proud when they released the first viruses for Microsoft Shell (see VB, November 2005, p.4), believing that these were the first viruses on the Vista platform. Of course, they were wrong: those are Microsoft Shell viruses, not Vista viruses. Then Microsoft announced that it would no longer be shipping Microsoft Shell with the first release of Vista in any case.

So what did the group do? They tried again. The second attempt at the `first' Vista virus is called Idonus. However, this is not a Vista virus either - it's an MSIL virus. Give it up, guys.

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