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W32.Stuxnet!lnk

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
July 17, 2010
Updated:
July 18, 2010 10:15:16 AM
Also Known As:
Troj/Cplink-A [Sophos], LNK_STUXNET.A [Trend], W32.Temphid!lnk [Symantec], Stuxnet!lnk [McAfee]
Type:
Virus
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.Stuxnet!lnk is a detection for .lnk files created by the W32.Stuxnet worm.

Note:
  • Virus definitions dated July 19, 2010 or earlier may detect this threat as W32.Temphid!lnk.
  • For more information, please see the following resource:
    W32.Stuxnet

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) users can leverage the Application and Device Control Policy feature to block malicious LNK files, using details from here.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 16, 2010 revision 035
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 1, 2013 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 16, 2010 revision 041
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 1, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 21, 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Shared Drives: Removable drives.

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