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W32.Quin.Irc

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 28, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:40:11 AM
Also Known As:
W32.HLLW.Quin
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Quin.Irc is a worm that spreads through IRC. When run, the worm copies itself as %windows%positron.exe. (Note the missing \ after %windows%. This results in a file name such as C:\windowspositron.exe.)




NOTE: Definitions dated prior to September 3, 2002 will detect this threat as W32.HLLW.Quin

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: Peter Ferrie

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