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January 16, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:38:02 AM
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W32.Pops is a Microsoft Outlook worm that tries to send itself to all email addresses in the Microsoft Outlook address book. There are two variants of this worm: variant A, which is 5 KB in size, variant B, which is about 7 KB in size. Both of these are upx packed. Norton AntiVirus detects both variants as W32.Pops.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 17, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 17, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Gor Nazaryan

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