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W32.Jitux.Worm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 31, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:15:38 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Jitux.worm [McAfee], WORM_JITUX.A [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Jitux.Worm is a worm that attempts to spread through MSN Messenger.

This threat is written in the Visual Basic (VB) programming language. The VB runtime libraries are required for it to be executed.


Note: Virus definitions dated December 30, 2003 detect this as Download.Trojan.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 31, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 31, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 31, 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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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