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AutoStart 9805

Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 12, 1998
February 13, 2007 11:57:59 AM
Also Known As:
Hong Kong Virus

AutoStart 9805 is a Macintosh worm which executes only in native PowerPC mode. It was first discovered in Hong Kong in May 1998. It utilizes the CD-ROM AutoPlay feature in QuickTime 2.5 or later. This feature, if enabled, allows the invisible AutoStart 9805 application to automatically launch when an infected volume is mounted.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 18, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 18, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Writeup By: Lee Gummerman

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