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W32.Dasher.D

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 19, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:50:11 PM
Also Known As:
WORM_DASHER.C [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Dasher.D is a worm that disables services on the compromised computer. It spreads by exploiting various remote vulnerabilities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 21, 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: Douglas Knowles

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