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  3. W32.Prolin.Worm


Risk Level 2: Low

November 30, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:47:43 AM
Also Known As:

W32.Prolin.Worm uses Microsoft Outlook to email a copy of itself to everyone in the Outlook address book. The worm moves all .mp3, .jpg, and .zip files to the root folder. It renames each of these files and appends the following text to the extension of each file:

change atleast now to LINUX

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 30, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 30, 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: Cary Ng

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