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W32.Ackantta.G@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
July 10, 2009
Updated:
July 14, 2009 5:21:19 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
437,760 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Ackantta.G@mm is a mass-mailing worm that spreads through file-sharing programs.

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 10, 2009 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 10, 2009 revision 032
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 15, 2009
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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
  • Payload: Spreads through file-sharing programs.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Fergal Ladley and Liam O Murchu

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