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Risk Level 1: Very Low

December 7, 1999
February 13, 2007 11:47:51 AM
Trojan Horse, Worm, Virus

W95.Babylonia was originally posted to an Internet news group on December 3, 1999, as a Windows Help file named Serialz.hlp. It appeared to be a list of serial numbers for commercial software. When this Windows help file is run, it executes the virus. The virus appears to have been written by the same individual who released the W32.Coke and W95.Fono (El_Inca) viruses.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 21, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 21, 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: Peter Szor

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