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  3. W32.HLLW.Anarch@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

November 19, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:14:02 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Anarch@mm is a worm that attempts to spread through file-sharing networks and mIRC. It uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all the contacts in the Outlook Address Book.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: New Media Player!!
Attachment: M_Player_v1.0.exe

The worm is written in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language.

Note: Definitions dated prior to November 19, 2003 detect this threat as BloodHound.W32.5.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 20, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 20, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 26, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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