1. Symantec/
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  3. W32.Tendoolf


Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 1, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:59:57 AM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.SubSeven, W32/Floodnet@MM, Win32/Cute.Worm, WORM_TENDOOLF.A
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

W32.Tendoolf is a variant of Backdoor.Subseven, which appears to be able to spread through email. The email message has the following characteristics:

Subject: Thoughts...
Message: I just found this program, and, i dont know why... but it reminded me of you. check it out.
Attachment: Cute.exe

The mailing routine has not been successfully reproduced in a laboratory environment.

Definitions dated prior to May 2, 2002, may detect this as Backdoor.SubSeven.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 2, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 2, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 8, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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