- October 30, 2002
- February 13, 2007 11:48:06 AM
Also Known As:
- W32/Sponge@MM [McAfee], WORM_SPONGE.A [Trend]
W32.Sponge@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all contacts in the Outlook Address Book. The email has the following characteristics,
Subject: SpongeBob Wallpaper
It overwrites .scr and .pif files in all folders except the root folder. It also appends code to the end of .htm files in all folders except the root folder.
The worm contains a macro component that is used to infect Microsoft Word documents and the global template Normal.dot. This is detected as W97M.Sponge.
It is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language and compressed using UPX.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version October 30, 2002
Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
Initial Daily Certified version October 30, 2002
Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
Initial Weekly Certified release date October 30, 2002
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Writeup By: Yana Liu