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Risk Level 2: Low

February 13, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:04:35 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Kindal@MM [McAfee], WORM_KINDAL.A [Trend], W32/Kindal-A [Sophos], Win32.Kindal [CA], I-Worm.Kindal [KAV]
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLP.Kindal@mm is a mass-mailing worm that does the following:
  • Uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to all the contacts in the Windows Address Book.
  • Attempts to spread itself through the KaZaA, Overnet, LimeWire, and Morpheus file-sharing networks.
  • Makes copies of itself to the shared folders of the aforementioned file-sharing networks
  • Prepends its viral code to the randomly chosen .exe or .scr files in the shared folders.

This threat is compressed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 14, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 7, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 14, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 8, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 19, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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