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W32.Ganbate.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 28, 2007
Updated:
May 28, 2007 11:24:11 AM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
45,056 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
W32.Ganbate.A is a worm that spreads through removable storage devices. It may also attempt to disable certain system utilities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 28, 2007 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 28, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 30, 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

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Removable storage devices.
Writeup By: Sean Kiernan

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