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  3. W32.Panol@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

August 20, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:05:58 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Panol@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all the contacts in the Outlook Address Book.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: The easy, automatic way to keep your PC virus-free
Online hackers know more than 2,500 ways to break into naked, unprotected PC systems. In seconds, they steal private files, credit card statements, tax records, passwords even Social Security Numbers.
Attachment: Virus_scanner.exe

This threat is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language and is compressed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 21, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 1, 2011 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 21, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 2, 2011 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 27, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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