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W32.Deletemusic

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 30, 2007
Updated:
July 30, 2007 4:26:33 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Deletemp3.worm [McAfee], W32/DelMP3-A [Sophos]
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
380,416 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Deletemusic is a worm that copies itself to all drives on the compromised computer. It also deletes all .mp3 files from the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 30, 2007 revision 007
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 30, 2007 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 1, 2007
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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 all .mp3 files from the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Copies itself to all drives on the compromised computer.
Writeup By: Liam O Murchu

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