- March 4, 2002
- February 13, 2007 11:50:21 AM
Also Known As:
- W32/Gibe@mm, WORM_GIBE.A, W32/Gibe-A, I-Worm.Gibe, W32/Gibe.A@mm, Win32.Gibe.A, W32/Gibe@MM
- Trojan Horse, Worm
- Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
W32.Gibe@mm is a worm that uses Microsoft Outlook and its own SMTP engine to spread. This worm arrives in an email message--which is disguised as a Microsoft Internet Security Update--as the attachment Q216309.exe. The worm also attempts to copy itself to all locally mapped remote drives.
It has been discovered that this worm may distribute corrupted copies of itself which are non-functional. Virus definitions dated March 11, 2002 or later will detect these as W32.Gibe.dam. Files detected as such must be deleted.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version March 5, 2002
Latest Rapid Release version August 26, 2016 revision 023
Initial Daily Certified version March 5, 2002
Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
Initial Weekly Certified release date March 6, 2002
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Writeup By: Gor Nazaryan