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W32.Kelvir.BA

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 1, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:38:14 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Kelvir.W [Computer Assoc, IM-Worm.Win32.Kelvir.ao [Kaspe, IM-Worm.Win32.Prex.d [Kaspersk, W32/Kelvir.worm.am [McAfee], WORM_KELVIR.{AP, AT} [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


W32.Kelvir.BA is a worm that attempts to spread W32.Spybot.OFN to all MSN Messenger contacts on the compromised computer through MSN Messenger.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 1, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 1, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 4, 2005
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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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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