- September 3, 2001
- February 13, 2007 11:50:20 AM
Also Known As:
- W32.Urgent.Worm@mm, I-Worm.Apost [Kaspersky], W32/Apost-mm, W32/Apost-A [Sophos], WORM_APOST.A [Trend], Win32.Apost [Computer Associat, W32/APost@MM [McAfee]
NOTE: The worm was previously known as W32.Urgent.worm@mm. Due to a decrease in submissions, the threat level has been downgraded from 3 to 2.
This worm is a Visual Basic Application that arrives as the attachment Readme.exe. It requires the Microsoft Visual Basic Runtime Libraries to replicate.
The body of the email asks the recipient to review the attachment, but after it has been viewed it copies itself to the system and spreads itself to everyone in the Microsoft Outlook address book.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version September 4, 2001
Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
Initial Daily Certified version September 4, 2001
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date September 4, 2001
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Writeup By: Atli Gudmundsson