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Trojan.Mebromi

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 6, 2011
Updated:
September 6, 2011 9:45:57 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
13,048 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
Trojan.Mebromi is a Trojan horse that infects the BIOS and the Master Boot Record (MBR). It also downloads an additional file on to the compromised computer.

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 6, 2011 revision 003
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 6, 2011 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 12, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 7, 2011
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 a file on to the compromised computer.
  • Causes System Instability: Modifies the Master Boot Record (MBR)

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Liang Yuan, Yi Li, Kai Xiao, and Dennis Tan

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