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  3. PIF.Fable.Worm


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 31, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:56:29 AM

PIF.Fable.Worm is the first worm that spreads as a PIF (Program Information File) file. When executed, the worm adds several files to the hard disk and deletes the file Regedit.exe.

The worm spreads by means of Microsoft Outlook and mIRC. mIRC is a popular chat program.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 31, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 31, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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