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W32.Changeup!gen

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 27, 2009
Updated:
April 15, 2013 4:01:52 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Changeup!gen is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the W32.Changeup families.

Other resources
For more information, please see the following resource:
W32.Changeup

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 27, 2009 revision 040
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 19, 2013 revision 025
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 28, 2009 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2013 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads more threats on to the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Shared Drives: Spreads through removable and mapped drives.
  • Target of Infection: Remotely exploitable vulnerability.
    File-sharing programs.
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