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Risk Level 2: Low

December 2, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:14:37 PM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Epon [Kaspersky]
Systems Affected:

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

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: Britney Spears poses nude in the Playboy!
Attachment: Britney Spears.jpg<many spaces>.exe

The worm is written in Microsoft Visual C++ and is packed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 3, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 3, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 3, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Scott Gettis

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