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  3. W32.Cervan.6256


Risk Level 1: Very Low

December 1, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:41:25 AM
Systems Affected:

W32.Cervan.6256 is a virus that infects Windows Portable Executable (PE) files. The virus is polymorphic and entry-point obscuring (EPO).

What are Portable Executable (PE) files?
PE files are files that are portable across all Microsoft 32-bit operating systems. The same PE-format executable can be executed on any version of Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, and XP. All PE files are executable, but not all executable files are portable.

A common example of a Portable Executable file is a screen saver (.scr) file.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 2, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 2, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 4, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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