- September 5, 2003
- February 13, 2007 12:07:00 PM
Also Known As:
W32.Vote.K@mm is a mass-mailing worm that overwrites and deletes numerous files on an infected system. The worm uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all the contacts in Outlook Address Book and attempts to spread through the KaZaA file-sharing network. The email has the following characteristics:
Subject: THE WAR HAS STARTED !
When W32.Vote.K@mm is executed, it displays a message titled "WORLD TRADE CENTER." The worm also attempts to overwrite .com, .exe, .scr, .bmp, .jpg, .mp3, .mpg, .rar, .wav, and .zip files with a copy of itself.
This worm is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language.
NOTE: Definitions dated September 8, 2003 or earlier may detect this threat as Bloodhound.W32.VBWORM.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version September 8, 2003
Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
Initial Daily Certified version September 8, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date September 10, 2003
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Writeup By: Yana Liu