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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 8, 2013
May 9, 2013 5:32:40 AM
Infection Length:
24,064 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.Phopifas!gen1 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the W32.Phopifas family of threats.

For more information, please see the following resource:
W32.Phopifas Cons Over 2.5 Million Clicks with LOL Links

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version pending
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 9, 2013 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 9, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 15, 2013
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Medium
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