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W32.Waledac.D

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 30, 2012
Updated:
July 17, 2013 10:22:26 AM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
58,368 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.Waledac.D is a worm that spreads by sending emails that contain links to copies of itself. It also opens a back door on the compromised computer.

For more information, please see the following resource:
W32.Waledac

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 30, 2012 revision 016
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 30, 2012 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 8, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 4, 2012
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: Opens a back door on the compromised computer. Downloads more files.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Attempts to steal information from the computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Target of Infection: Attempts to sends a copy of itself as a link embedded in an email.
Writeup By: Andrea Lelli

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