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JavaApp.Strange Brew

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:33:55 AM
Type:
Virus

The Strange Brew virus is the first reported computer virus to infect Java applets and applications. It was discovered on the World Wide Web by Symantec's automated virus search engine, known as Seeker.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 19, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 19, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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: Carey Nachenberg, Eric Chien

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