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Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 16, 1995
February 13, 2007 11:58:43 AM

SMEG.Pathogen is a polymorphic virus that infects .exe and .com files. It is activated by executing an infected file. It keeps a counter of the number of files it infects, and when the counter reaches 32, the hard drives on the system are disabled. Following this, if SMEG.Pathogen is active and a file is executed between 5:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. on a Monday, then it disables the keyboard, displays a message, and corrupts the hard drive.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 13, 1995
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 13, 1995
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 13, 1995
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 13, 1995
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low

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