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W32.Virut.W

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 27, 2007
Updated:
August 27, 2012 11:49:37 AM
Also Known As:
Win32/Virut.6544.A [Computer Associates], PE_VIRUT.BO [Trend]
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Virut.W is a virus that infects .exe and .scr files on the compromised computer. It also opens a back door and may download potentially malicious files on to the compromised computer.

For more information, please see the following resources:
W32.Virut

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 27, 2007 revision 034
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 28, 2007 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 24, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 3, 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: Low
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Modifies Files: Infects .exe and .scr files on the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Elia Florio and Jeong Mun

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