- February 17, 2003
- February 13, 2007 11:43:10 AM
Also Known As:
- W32/Gant@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.Tanger [KAV]
- Worm, Virus
W32.HLLW.Tang@mm is a mass mailing worm that attempts to disguise itself as a file, which Windows does not recognize. The worm uses the icon of an unregistered file type to perform this.
W32.HLLW.Tang@mm emails itself to all the contacts in the Windows Address Book. It also attempts to spread itself through the file-sharing networks, IRC, Microsoft Word Documents, Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets and across mapped drives.
The worm is written in Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) and is compressed with UPX. The VB run-time libraries must be installed for the worm to be executed.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version February 18, 2003
Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
Initial Daily Certified version February 18, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date February 19, 2003
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Writeup By: Robert X Wang