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  3. W32.Cianam.Worm


Risk Level 1: Very Low

September 27, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:53:26 AM
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W32.Cianam.Worm may spread through the mIRC and KaZaA file-sharing networks. It is also a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. The worm is written using the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language and is compressed with UPX.

The email will contain a randomly chosen subject line and a file attachment with the extension .exe, .com, .jpg, .mpg, .txt, .doc, .mp3, .asp, .htm, or .php.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 27, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 27, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 30, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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