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W32.FBound.gen@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 14, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:38:32 AM
Also Known As:
W32.Impo.gen@mm, W32.Dotjaypee@mm, Win32/Japanize.Worm [CA], I-Worm.Zircon.B [AVP], Win32.Fbound.C [CA], W32/Fbound.c@MM [McAfee], W32/FBound-C [Sophos], WORM_FBOUND.A [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

This is a mass-mailing worm that uses the infected computer's SMTP server to send itself to all addresses in the Windows address book. It contains no payload. The email arrives with an attachment named Patch.exe. For addresses ending in .jp (Japan), there are 17 Japanese language subjects, one of which is randomly chosen each time.

NOTE: Definitions dated prior to March 14, 2002 may detect this worm as W32.Dotjaypee@mm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 14, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 14, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 14, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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