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Risk Level 2: Low

December 31, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:41:55 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Recory [KAV], WORM_RECORY.A [Trend]
Systems Affected:

W32.Recory@mm is a mass-mailing worm that is written in Visual Basic (VB). The VB run-time libraries must be installed on the computer for it to execute.
The worm uses Microsoft Outlook to email itself to all the contacts in the Windows Address Book. It also attempts to spread across a file-sharing network.

The email has a randomly chosen subject and attachment. The attachment will have an extension of .com, .exe or .pif.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 2, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 2, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 4, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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