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W32.Mydoom.BA@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 20, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:33:45 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Mydoom.AZ [Computer Asso, Email-Worm.Win32.Mydoom.am [Ka, W32/Mydoom.be@MM [McAfee], W32/MyDoom-BC [Sophos], WORM_MYDOOM.BA [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Mydoom.BA@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.

Notes: Live Update definitions with sequence number 41427 or greater will detect this threat.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 20, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 20, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 20, 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: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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