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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 11:59:21 AM
Also Known As:
Andromeda 1.0

Andromeda is a rare virus that contains the following encrypted strings in the infectious code:

-< The Andromeda Strain >- Version 1.00 By: Crypt Keeper Mission Complete...
Have fun with your virus(es).

Area of infection: .COM files
Likelihood: Rare
Region reported: Europe
Characteristics: Memory resident
Target platform: DOS

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
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