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W32.Erkez.D@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 14, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:58:59 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Zafi.D [Computer Associa, Zafi.D [F-Secure], Email-Worm.Win32.Zafi.d [Kaspe, W32/Zafi.d@MM [McAfee], W32/Zafi.D.worm [Panda], W32/Zafi-D [Sophos], WORM_ZAFI.D [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Erkez.D@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to email addresses gathered from the infected computer. The worm may also attempt to lower security settings, terminate processes, and open a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 14, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 14, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 14, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: John Canavan

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