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W32.HLLP.Kindal@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 13, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:04:35 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Kindal@MM [McAfee], WORM_KINDAL.A [Trend], W32/Kindal-A [Sophos], Win32.Kindal [CA], I-Worm.Kindal [KAV]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.HLLP.Kindal@mm is a mass-mailing worm that does the following:
  • Uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to all the contacts in the Windows Address Book.
  • Attempts to spread itself through the KaZaA, Overnet, LimeWire, and Morpheus file-sharing networks.
  • Makes copies of itself to the shared folders of the aforementioned file-sharing networks
  • Prepends its viral code to the randomly chosen .exe or .scr files in the shared folders.

This threat is compressed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 14, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 14, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 19, 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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