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Risk Level 1: Very Low

September 6, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:59:02 AM
Also Known As:
HLLP.Merlin.6113, Merlin.GR4, HLLP-Merlin-Fam
Worm, Virus

HLL.IRC.Merlin is a virus which attempts to distribute itself through mIRC configuration files. It may arrive from another IRC chat user as the file Merlin.exe.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 6, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 6, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • 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: Patrick Nolan

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