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HLL.IRC.Merlin

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 6, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:59:02 AM
Also Known As:
HLLP.Merlin.6113, Merlin.GR4, HLLP-Merlin-Fam
Type:
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
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Patrick Nolan

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