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W32.Mydoom.Q@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 16, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:26:30 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Mydoom.s@MM [McAfee], W32/MyDoom-S [Sophos], Win32.Mydoom.S [Computer Assoc, WORM_MYDOOM.S [Trend Micro], I-Worm.Mydoom.q [Kaspersky], W32/Mydoom.R.worm [Panda]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Mydoom.Q@mm is a mass-mailing worm that downloads an executable file and uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses that it finds on the infected computer.

The downloaded file is detected as Backdoor.Nemog.

The email has the following characteristics:

From: <spoofed>

Subject: Photos

Attachment: photos_arc.exe

Notes:
  • Rapid Release definitions sequence number 34589 or later detect this threat.
  • Virus definitions version number 60816c (extended version 08/16/2004 rev. 3) or later detect this threat.




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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 16, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 24, 2013 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 16, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 25, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 16, 2004
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Takayoshi Nakayama

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