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  3. W32.Israz.B@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

September 23, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:07:51 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Israz.B@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to all the contacts in the Windows Address Book and Outlook Address Book.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: Your file is attached to message.
Hi!, it's me !!!
I sent you a new game for our great friendship, open it, and enjoy.
Attachment: game.exe


From: windows@microsoft.com
Subject: Something new for you
Did you know...
This is one tip of many tips that can help you use your computer easily and simply.
Open the file attached, and enjoy.
Attachment: tips.exe

The worm also attempts to spread itself through some file-sharing networks, such as KaZaA, Morpheus, eMule, eDonkey2000, BearShare, and iMesh.

This threat is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 24, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 24, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 24, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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