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W32.Mytob.EB@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 10, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:40:03 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Mytob.EP [Computer Assoc, Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.bi [Kaspe, W32/Mytob.ce@MM [McAfee], WORM_MYTOB.DZ [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Mytob.EB@mm is a mass-mailing worm that opens a back door and lowers security settings on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 11, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 10, 2011 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 11, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 10, 2011 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 15, 2005
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Hyun Choi

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