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Risk Level 2: Low

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
Systems Affected:

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 September 22, 2016 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 5, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 6, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Gor Nazaryan

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