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W32.Beagle@mm!cpl

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 29, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:29:19 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Beagle@mm!cpl is a generic detection for variants of W32.Beagle@mm that use Control Panel applets as droppers. These files contain a copy of the worm and usually arrive as email attachments with .cpl file extensions.

The following W32.Beagle@mm variants are known to contain copies of W32.Beagle@mm!cpl:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 29, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 15, 2009 revision 038
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 29, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 15, 2009 revision 048
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 29, 2004
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • 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: Low
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 Canavan

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