W95.MTX

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 17, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:33:00 AM
Also Known As:
W95.Oisdbo, W95.MTX.dr, W95.MTX (.dll), W32/Apology-B [Sophos], I-Worm.MTX [Kaspersky], W95/MTX@M [McAfee], PE_Mtx.A [Trend], Win95.Mtx [Computer Associates
Type:
Worm, Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me

W95.MTX has a virus component and a worm component. It propagates by email. It also infects some Win32 executables in specific folders. The virus has the capability to block access to certain Web sites. This may prevent you from downloading new virus definitions.

Symantec has also created an interactive tutorial to help you get rid of this virus.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 28, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 28, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 28, 2000
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: High
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Difficult

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Cary Ng

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