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Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 18, 2009
August 19, 2009 3:24:54 AM
Also Known As:
W32/Induc-A [Sophos], W32/Induc [McAfee], PE_INDUC.A [Trend], W32/Induc-B [Sophos], W32/Induc.A [F-Secure]
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Induc.A is a virus that adds itself to the Delphi compilation process so that all files compiled with Delphi will also be infected.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 18, 2009 revision 020
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 26, 2013 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 19, 2009 revision 032
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 26, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 19, 2009
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Infects Delphi files at compilation.


  • Distribution Level: Low
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: Liam O Murchu

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