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W32.Pykspa.D

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 10, 2007
Updated:
September 10, 2007 5:54:42 PM
Also Known As:
WORM_SKIPI.A [Trend], W32/Pykse.worm.b [McAfee], WORM_SKIPI.B [Trend], Skipi.A [Panda Software]
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
188,400 bytes - 188,600 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Pykspa.D is a worm that spreads through Skype Instant Messenger and removable drives. It also disables access to security-related Web sites by modifying the hosts file and ends processes which may be security-related.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 10, 2007 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 14, 2013 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 10, 2007 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 14, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 12, 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
  • Modifies Files: Modifies the hosts file to prevent access to certain security-related Web sites.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Skype Instant Messenger.
Writeup By: Sean Kiernan

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