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W32.Gokar.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 12, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:49:49 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Gokar [Kaspersky], W32/Gokar-A [Sophos], W32/Gokar@MM [McAfee], WORM_GOKAR.A [Trend], Win32.Gokar [Computer Associat
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

This worm will send itself as an attachment to all addresses in your Microsoft Outlook address book. It also will create an mIRC Script.ini file and an inetpub Default.htm file to try to spread itself.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 13, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 13, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 13, 2001
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Dave Adamczyk

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