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W32.Virut.CF

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 4, 2009
Updated:
June 27, 2013 1:49:23 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Virut.n [McAfee], PE_VIRUX.A [Trend]
Type:
Virus
Infection Length:
17,044 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
W32.Virut.CF is a virus that infects .exe and .scr files on the compromised computer.

For more information, please read the following:

Symantec Endpoint Protection – Application and Device Control
Symantec Security Response has developed an Application and Device Control (ADC) Policy for Symantec Endpoint Protection to protect against the activities associated with this threat. ADC policies are useful in reducing the risk of a threat infecting a computer, the unintentional removal of data, and to restrict the programs that are run on a computer.

This particular ADC policy can be used to help combat an outbreak of this threat by slowing down or eliminating its ability to spread from one computer to another. If you are experiencing an outbreak of this threat in your network, please download the policy.

To use the policy, import the .dat file into your Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. When distributing it to client computers, we recommend using it in Test (log only) mode initially in order to determine the possible impacts of the policy on normal network/computer usage. After observing the policy for a period of time, and determining the possible consequences of enabling it in your environment, deploy the policy in Production mode to enable active protection.

For more information on ADC and how to manage and deploy them throughout your organization, please refer to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Administration Manual (PDF).

Note: The ADC policies developed by Security Response are recommended for use in outbreak situations. While useful in such situations, due to their restrictive nature they may cause disruptions to normal business activities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 2, 2009 revision 036
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 16, 2014 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 2, 2009 revision 064
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 17, 2014 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 4, 2009
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 1000+
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Infects .exe and .scr files on the compromised computer. May also download files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Mircea Ciubotariu

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