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SymbOS.Doomboot.U

Discovered:
June 30, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:57:02 PM
Also Known As:
Doomboot.L [F-Secure]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Symbian OS


SymbOS.Doomboot.U is a Trojan horse that runs on the Symbian OS, which is used as the operating system for Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones. It overwrites system files with corrupted binary, which causes the phone not to be able to restart.

SymbOS.Doomboot.U reportedly arrives as Symbian Anti-Virus.sis. If a user opens this file, the device Installer will display a dialog to warn the user that the application may be coming from an untrusted source and may cause potential problems.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 30, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 30, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 5, 2006
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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