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SONAR.ProcessHijack.2

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 4, 2010
Updated:
May 4, 2010 10:56:26 PM
Type:
Trojan, Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
SONAR.ProcessHijack.2 is a heuristic detection that is designed to detect new malware based on how it launches new processes. Malware will commonly launch and hijack trusted Windows processes like svchost.exe in order to perform malicious actions.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version pending
  • Initial Daily Certified version pending
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 4, 2010 revision 048
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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