- May 19, 2003
- February 13, 2007 12:01:24 PM
Also Known As:
- W32/Gant.b@mm [McAfee]
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
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Writeup By: Robert X Wang