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W32.Fili.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
October 5, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:26:26 PM
Also Known As:
Bloodhound.Packed, Bloodhound.W32.5, I-Worm.VB.q [Kaspersky], WORM_FILI.A [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Fili.A@mm is a generic Visual Basic worm that propagates via Microsoft Outlook and through peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. It can also spread via mIRC.

The email has a variable subject and attachment name. The attachment will have a .scr, .pif, .bat, .com, .cmd, or .exe file extension.

Notes:
  • Virus definitions released prior to October 6, 2004 will detect this threat as Bloodhound.Packed or Bloodhound.W32.5.
  • Virus definitions released prior to October 11, 2004 will detect this threat as W32.Fili@mm.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 6, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 6, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 6, 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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