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W32.Solame.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 5, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:20:50 PM
Also Known As:
Exploit-Mydoom [McAfee]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Solame.A is a worm that spreads using the backdoor that the variants of W32.Mydoom@mm create.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 5, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 5, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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