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  3. W32.Badtrans.gen@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

April 11, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:36:15 AM
Also Known As:
W32/Badtrans-A [Sophos], W32/Badtrans@MM [McAfee], BadTrans, I-Worm.Badtrans [KAV], WORM_BADTRANS.A [Trend], TROJ_BADTRANS.A [Trend], Win32.Badtrans.13312 [CA], Pws-AV Trojan, W32.Badtrans.13312@mm, Trojan.Psw.Hooker
Systems Affected:
CVE References:

Due to a decreased rate of submissions, Symantec Security Response has downgraded the threat level of this worm from Category 3 to Category 2 as of May 5, 2003.

This is a MAPI worm that replies to all unread messages in your email message folders and drops a backdoor Trojan.

NOTE: Virus definitions dated prior to October 22, 2001 detected this as W32.Badtrans.13312@mm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 11, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 11, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 11, 2001
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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