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Risk Level 2: Low

September 28, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:08:10 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Holar.l@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.Hawawi.g [Kaspersky], Win32.Holar.G [Computer Associ, WORM_HAWAWI.F [Trend]
Systems Affected:

W32.Galil.C@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to the email addresses it finds in the files that have the .htm, .html, .eml, and .txt file extensions. The email will have a variable subject line and attachment name. The original sample received had a .scr file extension.

This worm sends itself to all the contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book and MSN messenger contact list, and it attempts to spread itself through the KaZaA file-sharing network.

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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 29, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 29, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 1, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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