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W32.Forever.Worm

Discovered:
March 27, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:09:38 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Rever [AVP, CA], W32/Forever [Sophos, McAfee], PE_REVER.A [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

Two variants of W32.Forever.Worm have been found. Each uses its own SMTP engine to spread itself. The email message has the following characteristics,

From:  <support@microsoft.com>
Subject: Fix security problems with Internet Explorer 5 suite
Attachment: IE5patch.exe

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 27, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 28, 2001
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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