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Trojan.Boa

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 1, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:00:46 PM
Also Known As:
Troj/Boa-A [Sophos], W32.Boa.Worm
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP

Trojan.Boa is a key logger, as well as a disk filler, which uses its own SMTP engine to send back data to its creator.

The Trojan is written in the Visual Basic programming language.

NOTE: Definitions dated prior to June 5, 2003 will detect this threat as W32.Boa.Worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 2, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 2, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 7, 2003
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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Scott Gettis

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