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May 29, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:01:46 PM
Systems Affected:
Linux, UNIX, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Perl.Dir.Worm is a Perl script that copies itself as Worm.pl to all the folders. There is no other payload, and there have been no reports of this threat in the wild.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 29, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 29, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 4, 2003
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Writeup By: Maryl Magee
Summary| Removal

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