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W32.Mozipowp

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 3, 2010
Updated:
March 4, 2010 12:14:32 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
147,456 bytes
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.Mozipowp is a worm that attempts to spread through certain file-sharing applications. It also alters Web browser settings to display advertisements on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 3, 2010 revision 066
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 4, 2010 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 15, 2011 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 10, 2010
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Displays advertisements.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Target of Infection: File-sharing applications.
Writeup By: Hatsuho Honda

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