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Risk Level 2: Low

May 19, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:01:24 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Gant.b@mm [McAfee]
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Redist@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to email itself to all the contacts in the Windows Address Book. The email will have a subject line and attachment chosen from a predetermined list. The attachment will have a .exe, .pif, or .scr file extension. The worm also attempts to spread itself through the KaZaA file-sharing network.

W32.HLLW.Redist@mm attempts to steal information from an infected computer and send it to a specified email address. The worm will attempt to terminate the processes of various programs, including antivirus and firewall programs.

This threat is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) programming language and is compressed with UPX. The VB run-time libraries are required to execute W32.HLLW.Redist@mm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 19, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 19, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 21, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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