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Risk Level 2: Low

September 10, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:47:22 AM
Systems Affected:

W32.Depress@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. Several variants have been found. All variants are written in the Microsoft Visual Basic Programming Language. It may be compressed with UPX.

The email message is "Take a look at these files i found on the Internet!!They are way cool!" The subject and attachment vary.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 10, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 10, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • 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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