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W32.Tidserv

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 10, 2008
Updated:
August 15, 2012 10:47:32 AM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
32,256 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Tidserv is a worm that spreads through removable drives.

Note: Virus definitions dated December 11th, 2008 or earlier may detect this threat as W32.Tidns.

For more information, please see the following resources:
Backdoor.Tidserv

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 10, 2008 revision 033
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 10, 2008 revision 032
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 31, 2011 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 10, 2008
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: Spreads through removable devices.
  • Compromises Security Settings: May disable antivirus software.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Removable devices.
Writeup By: Mateusz Misiewicz

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