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Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 6, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:46:08 AM
Also Known As:

W32.Storm.Worm is a worm that seeks out Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) systems that have not applied the proper security patches. Any such systems that it finds are then infected with the worm. The payload of this worm performs a denial-of-service attack on http:/ /www.microsoft.com

Definitions dated prior to June 19, 2001, will detect this threat as DoS.Storm.Worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 6, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 6, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Andre Post

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