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Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 9, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:56:55 AM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Prophecy.Worm is a DOS executable that sends itself to all addresses in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. The email message has the following characteristics:
Subject:  I Finally Found it!
Attachment: Prophecy.exe

The worm emails itself using a Visual Basic Script.

NOTE: Definitions prior to August 9, 2002 detect the main worm component as Trojan Horse

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 9, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 9, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 14, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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