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Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 25, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:04:13 PM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Wormex [AVP]
Systems Affected:
Microsoft IIS, Windows

W32.Earlybird@mm is a mass-mailing worm that:
  • Mails itself to all the addresses in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book
  • Spreads via the file-sharing applications, Kazaa and eDonkey
  • And if the host is running IIS or Apache, attempts to set itself up in the root directory of the Web server.

    The worm is written in Delphi.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 25, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 25, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 30, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: John Canavan

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