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W32.Xema.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 11, 2007
Updated:
June 11, 2007 4:27:28 PM
Also Known As:
Win32/Xema.A [Computer Associates]
Type:
Virus
Infection Length:
121,020 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
W32.Xema.A is a worm that spreads through removable storage devices. It also infects .exe files on removable drives and opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 11, 2007 revision 019
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 18, 2013 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 11, 2007 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 19, 2013 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Modifies Files: Infects .exe files on removable storage devices.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Spreads through removable storage devices.
Writeup By: Stephen Doherty

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