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W32.MyLife.C@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 31, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:57:54 AM
Also Known As:
W32/MyLife.c@mm [McAfee], WORM_MYLIFE.C [Trend], W32/MyLife-C [Sophos], Win32.MyLife.C [CA]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.MyLife.C@mm is a mass-mailing worm that emails itself to all email addresses in the Microsoft Outlook address book and the MSN Messenger contact list. It arrives as the attachment List.TXT.scr.

It may format drives and delete files depending on the system time.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 1, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 1, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 2, 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: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Patrick Nolan

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