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W32.Neveg.C@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 16, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:26:30 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Nevag.c@MM [McAfee]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Neveg.C@mm is a mass-mailing worm that spreads using its own SMTP engine, and performs a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on various Web design Web sites. The worm replicates through email and shared folders.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 17, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 9, 2011 revision 038
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 17, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 10, 2011 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 18, 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
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: John Park

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