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W32.Frethem.R

Discovered:
September 19, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:45:54 AM
Also Known As:
W32.Frethem.Gen@mm
Type:
Trojan Horse, Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Frethem.R is a member of W32.Frethem family. Like all other variants of this family, it is written in the Microsoft C/C++ programming language and is compressed using UPX and PE-Pack. This variant has backdoor capabilities that allow it to send itself through email, depending on the commands that the hacker uses. The subject, message, and attachment may vary.

NOTE: Definitions dated before September 20, 2002, detect this threat as W32.Frethem.Gen@mm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 20, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 20, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 20, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 20, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 25, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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