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W32.Disttrack

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 16, 2012
Updated:
August 22, 2012 2:07:45 AM
Also Known As:
WORM_DISTTRACK.A [Trend], TROJ_WIPMBR.A [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
Varies
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.Disttrack is a worm that spreads through network shares. It also drops malicious files and overwrites existing files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 16, 2012 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 16, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 12, 2012 revision 021
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 22, 2012
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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: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: High
  • Payload: Drops malicious files.
  • Deletes Files: Overwrites existing files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Shared Drives: Spreads through network shares.
Writeup By: Symantec Security Response

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