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  3. W32.HLLW.Reckus


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 24, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:12:36 PM
Also Known As:
Worm.P2P.Delf.k [Kaspersky]
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Reckus is a worm that spreads through peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, such as KaZaA, Morpheus, and WinMX. It overwrites Notepad.exe and Regedit.exe with copies of itself and terminates antivirus and firewall processes.

The existence of C:\Windows\LOL.exe is a sign of possible infection.

This worm is written in Delphi and is packed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 27, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 27, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 29, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Heather Shannon

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