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W32.Bacalid

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 1, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:58:42 PM
Also Known As:
PE_VBAC.A-O [Trend Micro], W32/Bacalid [McAfee], Bacalid.A [F-Secure]
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Bacalid is a polymorphic PE file-infector virus which can download and execute remote files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 2, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 2, 2006 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 6, 2006
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Difficult

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Piotr Krysiuk

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