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W32.Dozer

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
July 8, 2009
Updated:
July 9, 2009 9:44:13 AM
Also Known As:
W32/Mydoom.cf [McAfee], MyDoom.HN [Panda Software]
Type:
Trojan, Worm
Infection Length:
374,651 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Dozer is a worm that drops other threats onto the compromised computer.

For more information, please read the following:
Born on the 4th of July

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 8, 2009 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 8, 2009 revision 034
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 15, 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: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 10+
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Drops additional malware on to the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Subject of Email: Varies.
Writeup By: Mario Ballano Barcena and Liam O Murchu

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