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  3. W32.HLLW.Maax@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

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]
Systems Affected:

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
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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