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PHP.Pirus

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 9, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:35 AM
Type:
Virus

PHP.Pirus is the first virus written in PHP, a server-side scripting language used for dynamic Web page generation. The virus runs only on servers with PHP interpreters. This virus cannot be contracted by simply visiting an infected Web page. The virus is saved as a file on the hard drive, and it inserts code into .php and .htm files to call itself. The name of the virus file varies, but is likely to use the extension .php

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 13, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 13, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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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