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W32.Spamuzle

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
1 August 2008
Updated:
1 August 2008 2:45:37 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
128,000 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Spamuzle is a worm that spreads by copying itself to mapped drives. The worm modifies system files and attempts to send spam email. It also downloads files and may steal information from the computer.

Note: Virus definitions dated September 22, 2008 or earlier may detect this threat as Trojan.Spamuzle.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 1 August 2008 revision 003
  • Latest Rapid Release version 20 May 2013 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version 1 August 2008 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version 20 May 2013 revision 032
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 6 August 2008
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads files and steals information from the computer.
  • Large Scale E-mailing: Attempts to send spam email.
  • Modifies Files: Modifies system files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kazumasa Itabashi
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