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Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 9, 2010
March 10, 2010 6:28:45 PM
Infection Length:
28,283 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
CVE References:
JS.Sykipot is a Trojan horse that exploits the Microsoft Internet Explorer 'iepeers.dll' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (BID 38615) in order to download Backdoor.Sykipot on to the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 10, 2010 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 10, 2010 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 11, 2011 revision 006
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 10, 2010
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads more malware on to the compromised computer.


  • 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: Andrea Lelli

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