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  3. W32.HLLW.Elitor


Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 28, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:58:20 AM
Also Known As:
WORM_ELITOR.A [Trend], Trojan.Win32.Elitor [AVP]
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Elitor is a worm that spreads using MSN Messenger. It is very similar in functionality to Backdoor.Kryost, the major difference being that it will attempt to send this file:

C:\Windows\System\Britney spears naked.jpg .exe

to other MSN Messenger contacts.

W32.HLLW.Elitor allows unauthorized access to an infected computer using MSN Messenger.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 29, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 29, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 4, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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