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W32.Chatosky

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 18, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 1:02:54 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Skyperise [McAfee], IM-Worm.Win32.Skyperise [Kaspe, Win32/Chatosky.A [Computer Ass, Skyperise [F-Secure]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Chatosky is a worm that spreads through Skype chat messages.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 19, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 19, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 20, 2006
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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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Masaki Suenaga

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