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W32.Upering.Worm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
July 30, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:04:26 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan.AOL.Annoyer.b [KAV], W32/Sany.worm [McAfee]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Upering.Worm is a mass-mailing worm that spreads by sending itself to email addresses and instant message contacts in the AOL address book. It may arrive in an email with an attachment named WinUpdate32Login.exe. This filename could differ depending on the original filename of the worm on the system from which the email originated.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 30, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 20, 2011 revision 040
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 30, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 21, 2011 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 30, 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: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Atli Gudmundsson

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