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W32.Mydoom.AX@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 16, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:33:34 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Mydoom.AU [Computer Asso, Email-Worm.Win32.Mydoom.am [Ka, W32/Mydoom.bb@MM [McAfee], W32/MyDoom-O [Sophos], WORM_MYDOOM.BB [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Mydoom.AX@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses it own SMTP engine to send email to addresses that it gathers from the Windows Address Book on a compromised computer.

Note: Virus definitions version 70216x (extended version 2/16/2005 rev. 24) or greater are required to detect this threat.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 16, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 22, 2011 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 16, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 24, 2011 revision 032
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 16, 2005
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: Yana Liu

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