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W32.Shadesrat.C

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
26 June 2012
Updated:
3 July 2012 3:41:31 AM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
395,776 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Shadesrat.C is a worm that spreads through removable drives. It also opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 26 June 2012 revision 037
  • Latest Rapid Release version 23 July 2013 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 June 2012 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version 23 July 2013 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 26 June 2012
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Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Modifies Files: Modifies the hosts file.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Logs keystrokes.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Target of Infection: Removable drives.
Writeup By: Yana Liu
ISTR V16