W32.Fatuous

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Discovered: October 17, 2002
Updated: February 13, 2007 11:51:58 AM
Type: Virus
Systems Affected: Windows


When W32.Fatuous runs, it copies itself as the file "This is the worm.exe" into the root folders of drives C through K. W32.Fatuous performs no other malicious actions.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 17, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 17, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 2002

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