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W32.Darker.Worm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 4, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:13:20 PM
Also Known As:
Worm.P2P.Darker.b [Kaspersky]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Darker.Worm is a worm that attempts to spread through file-sharing networks and can contact an IRC server, waiting for commands from a hacker.

The worm can also spread via email if it receives a specific command from a hacker.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: Microsoft Windows OutLook Express urgent updates
Attachment: SVCHOST.EXE

W32.Darker.Worm is written in Borland Delphi and is packed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 5, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 5, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 5, 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Scott Gettis

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