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W32.Changeup!gen8

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 16, 2010
Updated:
April 15, 2013 4:11:20 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!gen8 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated certain threat families.

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 16, 2010 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 16, 2010 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 16, 2010 revision 037
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 16, 2010 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 18, 2010
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • 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
  • Target of Infection: Spreads through removable and mapped drives.

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