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Trojan.Mebroot!gen1

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 11, 2010
Updated:
November 8, 2012 3:55:35 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Mebroot!gen1 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with Trojan.Mebroot.

For more information, please see the following resource:
Trojan.Mebroot

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 11, 2010 revision 039
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 28, 2013 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 17, 2010
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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: Moderate
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Installs modules that attempt to steal information.
  • Causes System Instability: Modifies the Master Boot Record (MBR).
  • Compromises Security Settings: Bypasses firewalls and other security software.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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