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W32.Protoride.B

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 28, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:31:24 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Protoride.B is a worm that spreads through network shares and opens a back door that allows unauthorized access to a compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 28, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 28, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 29, 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: Medium
Writeup By: Fergal Ladley

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