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  3. W32.Cherich@mm


December 2, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:41:28 AM
Systems Affected:

W32.Cherich@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all contacts that are in the Outlook Address Book. The email message has the following characteristics:

Subject: RE: E.Coli Outbreak
There is an outbreak of E.Coli (Escherichia Coli O157:H7) in Your Area!
The Article and how to find out if you have contracted the virus is attatched...
Attachment: Ecoli.exe

This threat is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language and may be compressed with tElock.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 2, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2018 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 2, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 15, 2018 revision 024
  • 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: Yana Liu

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