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W32.Cone.D@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 10, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:18:54 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Cone.D@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses it gathers from the files on an infected computer.

The email attachment will have a .exe or .zip file extension.

This threat is written in Microsoft Visual C++ and is compressed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 11, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 11, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 13, 2004
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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: High
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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