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W32.Secefa.A

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
November 23, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:49:11 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Secefa.A is a worm with back door capabilities that drops another threat onto the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 24, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 24, 2005
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 24, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 24, 2005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 30, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • 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: Paul Mangan

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