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HLLC.Bandwurm.27604

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 13, 1998
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:38:25 AM
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

This is a companion virus written in a high level language rather than assembly. The virus simply makes multiple copies of itself as different filenames on the computer. The virus will only replicate if you accidentally execute one of these files. The virus does NOT infect or modify any files on the system.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 30, 1998
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 30, 1998
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 30, 1998
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 30, 1998
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 30, 1998
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Eric Chien

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