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W32.Prolin.Worm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
November 30, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:43 AM
Also Known As:
TROJ_SHOCKWAVE.A, CREATIVE, TROJ_PROLIN.A
Type:
Worm

W32.Prolin.Worm uses Microsoft Outlook to email a copy of itself to everyone in the Outlook address book. The worm moves all .mp3, .jpg, and .zip files to the root folder. It renames each of these files and appends the following text to the extension of each file:

change atleast now to LINUX

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 30, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 30, 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: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Cary Ng

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