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W32.Housax.Irc

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 5, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:43 AM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Housax.Irc is an IRC worm that attempts to send itself to other IRC users. It may arrive as a file named MyHouse.JPG.EXE. The worm is written in the Borland Delphi programming language and is packed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 6, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 6, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 6, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 6, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 11, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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