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Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 4, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:36:14 AM
Also Known As:
~UNIX/Jaded, SH/Penguin.A, Linux/Penguin
Trojan Horse

Unix.Penguin is a simple, malicious Unix shell script program. The detection for Unix.Penguin detects any Unix shell script that tries to mail out the system password data file.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 9, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 30, 2010 revision 048
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 9, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 30, 2010 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Raul Elnitiarta

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