- August 30, 2003
- February 13, 2007 12:06:34 PM
Also Known As:
- I-Worm.Mapson.d [KAV], W32/Mapson.gen@MM [McAfee]
W32.Mapson.D.Worm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to all the contacts in the MSN Messenger contact list and also attempts to spread through file-sharing networks and ICQ. The worm also attempts to terminate some popular antivirus, firewall, and system-monitoring programs.
The subject line, message body, and attachment vary, but the attachment will have a .bat, .com, .exe, .scr, or .pif extension. The worm may also spoof the From: field.
The worm is written in the Borland Delphi programming language and is compressed with UPX.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version September 2, 2003
Latest Rapid Release version September 2, 2003
Initial Daily Certified version September 2, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version September 2, 2003
Initial Weekly Certified release date September 3, 2003
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Writeup By: Yana Liu