Risk Level 2: Low

August 17, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:33:00 AM
Also Known As:
W95.Oisdbo, W95.MTX.dr, W95.MTX (.dll), W32/Apology-B [Sophos], I-Worm.MTX [Kaspersky], W95/MTX@M [McAfee], PE_Mtx.A [Trend], Win95.Mtx [Computer Associates
Worm, Virus
Systems Affected:

W95.MTX has a virus component and a worm component. It propagates by email. It also infects some Win32 executables in specific folders. The virus has the capability to block access to certain Web sites. This may prevent you from downloading new virus definitions.

Symantec has also created an interactive tutorial to help you get rid of this virus.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 28, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 28, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 28, 2000
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Cary Ng

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