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W32.Theals.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
September 1, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:44:07 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Theals.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself as password protected .zip file. The worm is also able to spread across the local network by exploiting vulnerabilities and can hide itself using rootkit functionalities. The worm steals confidential information and WebMoney files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 2, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 2, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 7, 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: Elia Florio

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