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W32.Odelud

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 10, 2007
Updated:
May 10, 2007 6:30:46 PM
Type:
Virus
Infection Length:
107,520 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
W32.Odelud is a worm that spreads via network shares and removable media and may infect executable files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 11, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 11, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 16, 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: Medium
  • Deletes Files: May delete system files.
  • Modifies Files: Infects executable files.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Ends processes associated with security-related programs.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Shared Drives: Spreads through network shares and removable media.
  • Target of Infection: Executable files.
Writeup By: Piotr Krysiuk

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