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W32.Facedrest

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 29, 2012
Updated:
January 30, 2012 12:23:25 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
10,559 bytes
Systems Affected:
Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Facedrest is a worm that spreads by sending a link to a copy of itself to all contacts in a user's Facebook account.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 30, 2012 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 30, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 13, 2012 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Attempts to spread through Facebook.
Writeup By: Hatsuho Honda

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