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Risk Level 2: Low

September 8, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:44:12 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Bobax!gen is a generic detection that detects variants of W32.Bobax family of worms.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 9, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 15, 2015 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 9, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 16, 2015 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 11, 2005
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Moderate


  • Damage Level: Medium


  • Distribution Level: Medium
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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