Amoeba

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:55:05 AM
Also Known As:
1392, Khetapunk
Type:
Virus

Amoeba is a rare virus that replaces the first 1089 bytes of the host program with viral code, moves the hosts program code to the end of the file, and then adds an additional 303 bytes to the end of the file. Infected programs contain the following text:

 ... Nouvel Band A..M.O.E.B.A

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 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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