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Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 11, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:42:23 AM
Also Known As:
Win32.Parite.a [KAV], W32/Pate.a [McAfee], Win32.Pinfi.A [CA], PE_PARITE.A [Trend], W32/Parite-A [Sophos], Win32/Parite.A [RAV]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Pinfi is a memory-resident polymorphic virus that will infect the .EXE and .SCR files. This virus can also spread via mapped drives and network shares.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 12, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 12, 2001 revision 007
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 21, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 17, 2001
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: High
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Moderate


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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