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  3. W32.Simile


Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 6, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:38:26 AM
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W32.Simile is a very complex virus that uses entry-point obscuring, metamorphism, and polymorphic decryption. It infects files in folders on all fixed and remote drives that are mapped at the time that the virus is executed. The virus contains no destructive payload, but infected files may display messages on certain dates.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 6, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 6, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 6, 2002
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Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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