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W32.Erah.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 30, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:01:47 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Erah.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to all the addresses in the Windows Address Book. The email message has the following characteristics:

Subject: The subject line will be one of the following:
  • FW: Your Hare is Balding
  • RE: You New Hare
  • FW: FW: FW: The Hare
Attachment: <original worm filename>

The above email routine will occur on the following days only:
  • January 1
  • February 14
  • April 1
  • April 21
  • July 4
  • August 12
  • October 1
  • November 14
  • December 25


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 30, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 30, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 4, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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