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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 21, 2013
May 22, 2013 7:03:00 AM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Shylock.B!gen6 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Trojan.Shylock.B family of threats.

For more information, please see the following resource:
The Shylock “LNK” Awakening

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 21, 2013 revision 034
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 21, 2013 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 22, 2013 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 22, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals potentially confidential information.


  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Removable drives and network shares.
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