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W32.CTX and W32.Cholera

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 19, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:33:12 AM
Also Known As:
Win32/CTX.6889
Type:
Virus

W32.CTX's current claim to fame is that the virus was released on a worm called W32.Cholera. Basically, the W32.Cholera worm is infected with the CTX virus making the worm a "dropper" of the virus itself..

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 15, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 15, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Peter Szor

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