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W32.Mydoom.AZ@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 18, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:33:40 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Mydoom.AX [Computer Asso, Win32.Mydoom.AY [Computer Asso, MyDoom.BC [F-Secure], MyDoom.BD [F-Secure], Email-Worm.Win32.Mydoom.am [Ka, W32/Mydoom.bc@MM [McAfee], W32/Mydoom.bd@MM [McAfee], W32/MyDoom-BC [Sophos], WORM_MYDOOM.BC [Trend Micro], WORM_MYDOOM.BD [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Mydoom.AZ@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses it own SMTP engine to send an email to addresses that it retrieves from Windows Address book on the infected computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 18, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 18, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 18, 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: 50 - 999
  • 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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