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W32.Pokey.Worm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 28, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:19 AM
Also Known As:
Pokemon, I-Worm.Pikachu, Pokey.bat, Pokey
Type:
Worm

W32.Pokey.Worm is a worm that propagates as an attachment by email. When the attachment is executed, it will display an animation of a Pokemon character. The worm also has a payload that deleted the contents of the \Windows and \Windows\System folders.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 29, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 29, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 29, 2000
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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
Writeup By: Peter Szor

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