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W32.Wapomi.D

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 5, 2012
Updated:
March 6, 2013 8:53:35 AM
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.Wapomi.D is a worm that spreads by copying itself to removable and network drives. It also infects .exe, .htm, .html, .asp, and .aspx files, and attempts to disable antivirus software.

Note: Virus definitions dated February 28, 2013 or earlier detect this threat as W32.Scarva.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 5, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 28, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 6, 2012 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 28, 2013 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 5, 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
  • Modifies Files: Infects .exe, .htm, .html, .asp, and .aspx files.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Attempts to disable antivirus software.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Shared Drives: Copies itself to removable and network drives
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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