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Risk Level 2: Low

March 7, 2003
February 13, 2007 11:43:52 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Daboom [KAV], W32/Daboom@MM [McAfee], Win32.Daboom.A [CA]
Systems Affected:
CVE References:

W32.HLLW.Daboom@mm is a mass-mailing worm that replicates by email. It sends itself to the addresses it finds in the:
  • Windows Address Book
  • .htm and .html files stored in the Internet Explorer cache

The email message has a subject, message, and attachment; all of which are randomly chosen. The attachment will have a .pif file extension.

W32.HLLW.Daboom@mm also contains backdoor Trojan capabilities which permit unauthorized access to an infected computer.

W32.HLLW.Daboom@mm is a Visual Basic (p-code) application packed with UPX 1.20.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 7, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 7, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 12, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Serghei Sevcenco

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