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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 2, 2003
February 13, 2007 11:42:46 AM
Also Known As:
W32/Gemel.worm [McAfee]
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Gemel is a worm that attempts to spread through the Grokster, Morpheus, and KaZaA file-sharing networks. This worm also spreads through ICQ and floppy disks.

This threat has several versions, and all the versions are written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language. It may be compressed with UPX or tElock.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 3, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 3, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 5, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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