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W32.Rahiwi.A

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 7, 2007
Updated:
May 7, 2007 4:24:30 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
58,368 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
W32.Rahiwi.A is a worm that spreads by copying itself to the root of all drives, including removable and shared drives.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 7, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 7, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 9, 2007
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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
  • Payload: Copies itself to removable and shared drives.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Shared Drives: Copies itself to shared drives.
Writeup By: Costin Ionescu and Liam O Murchu

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