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  3. W32.Jermy.A


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 24, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:12:32 PM
Also Known As:
IRC/Jeremy.A, Wom32/VBTrojan.gen, I-Worm.Kazus.c [Kaspersky]
Systems Affected:

W32.Jermy.A is a simple worm that is written in Visual Basic. It attempts to send itself to the addresses in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book; however, examples we have seen fail in this functionality due to bugs in its code. The intended email has a variable subject and an attachment named either 3DText.scr or Kernei32.exe.

This worm also attempts to connect to a predefined IRC server to await instructions from its authors.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 24, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 24, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 24, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: John Canavan

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