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Maltese_Amoeba

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:48 AM
Also Known As:
Amoeba.2367, Gr
Type:
Virus

Maltese_Amoeba is a memory-resident .COM and .EXE file infecting virus that uses a polymorphic encryption system to hide the virus body within infected files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 21, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 21, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 21, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 21, 2000
  • 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

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