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Risk Level 2: Low

August 22, 2007
August 22, 2007 2:09:36 PM
Also Known As:
Infection Length:
114,606 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Trojan.Peacomm.C is a Trojan horse that gathers system information and email addresses from the compromised computer.

Note: This threat may also be detected as Trojan.Packed.13.

The Peacomm family of Trojans is also commonly known as the "Storm" Trojan.

Further Reading:
To find out more about this threat, please read the following Symantec Security Response blog entries:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 22, 2007 revision 016
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 11, 2011 revision 032
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 22, 2007 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 11, 2011 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 22, 2007
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Gathers email addresses from the compromised computer.
    Opens a back door.
    Downloads and executes potentially malicious files.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Disables some security-related software.


  • Distribution Level: Medium

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