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Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 28, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:52:19 AM
Also Known As:
Pokemon, I-Worm.Pikachu, Pokey.bat, Pokey

W32.Pokey.Worm is a worm that propagates as an attachment by email. When the attachment is executed, it will display an animation of a Pokemon character. The worm also has a payload that deleted the contents of the \Windows and \Windows\System folders.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 29, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 3, 2018 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 29, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 4, 2018 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 29, 2000
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Writeup By: Peter Szor

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