- February 10, 2003
- February 13, 2007 11:42:50 AM
Also Known As:
- I-Worm.Axam [KAV], W32/Maax@MM [McAfee], WORM_MAAX.A [Trend], W32/Axam-A [Sophos], Win32.Maax.A [CA]
W32.HLLW.Maax is a worm that uses several file-sharing programs and Microsoft Outlook to spread. The email would have a subject chosen from a predetermined list and an attachment with the filename, Tca.exe. When W32.HLLW.Maax is run, it displays a message in a box titled, "PreSeNt Axam Spitmaxa WOrM."
This worm attempts to terminate the processes of antivirus and security-related programs. W32.HLLW.Maax is written in Microsoft Visual Basic, version 6, and is packed with UPX.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version February 10, 2003
Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
Initial Daily Certified version February 10, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date February 12, 2003
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Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi