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W32.Imsolk.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 20, 2010
Updated:
August 20, 2010 1:54:38 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
44,032 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.Imsolk.A@mm is a worm that attempts to spread through removable and mapped drives. It also spreads through shared folders and instant messaging applications.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 20, 2010 revision 017
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 20, 2010 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 11, 2013 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 25, 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
  • Payload: Downloads files.
  • Large Scale E-mailing: Sends itself to other computers through email.
  • Deletes Files: Deletes certain executable files on the compromised computer.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Ends certain security-related processes.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Subject of Email: Here you have
  • Shared Drives: Attempts to spread through removable, shared, and mapped drives.
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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