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Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 13, 1999
February 13, 2007 11:47:30 AM
Also Known As:
Troj_Crazy, Badass.Worm, I-worm.Badass

W32.Badass.24576 is a worm that usually comes as BADASS.EXE program attachment in an email. The size of this attached program file is 24,576 bytes. The email message has a jumbled looking subject line and a message body in Dutch:
Dit is wel grappig! :-)

The worm displays an insulting message box with un-click-able NO button. In the background, it uses Microsoft Outlook to send a copy of itself to people in the MS Outlook address book. Symantec Antivirus Research Center has not received any report of this worm from the field.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 15, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 15, 2000
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 15, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 15, 2000
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Raul Elnitiarta

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