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Worm.ExploreZip(pack)

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 25, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:33:19 AM
Also Known As:
W32/ExploreZip.worm.pak, MiniZip Worm, I-Worm.ZippedFiles, W32/ExplorezipB
Type:
Trojan Horse, Worm

Worm.ExploreZip(pack) was discovered on Nov 24, 1999. This worm is a variant of Worm.ExploreZip, which was discovered in Israel, on Jun 6, 1999. The only difference is Worm.ExploreZip(pack) has been packed by file compression, which still allows the worm to be executed normally and does not require any manual uncompressing. Because of the compression, the file size is about 40% smaller than the original Worm.ExploreZip.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 18, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 18, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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