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W32.MyLife.B@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 21, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:48:16 AM
Also Known As:
W32.Caric@mm, W32/MyLife.b@MM [McAfee], WORM_MYLIFE.B [Trend], W32/Caric-A [Sophos], Win32.MyLife.B [CA], W32/Mylife.B [Panda]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.MyLife.B@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to spread to all addresses in the Outlook address book. It copies itself to C:\Windows \System\Cari.scr and may delete files, depending on the system time.

NOTE: Definitions dated prior to March 22, 2002 will detect this as W32.Caric@mm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 21, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 21, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 21, 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: 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: Douglas Knowles

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