- December 11, 2003
- February 13, 2007 12:15:01 PM
Also Known As:
W32.Mertian.Worm is a network-aware worm that copies itself to all the network shares without password protection. This mass-mailing worm also sends itself by using MAPI. But the mass-mailing function may not properly work.
The email may have the following characteristics:
Subject: want to see my new pic!!!
Message: Hi!! how r u? want to see my new look!!?
The worm is written in Microsoft Visual Basic, version 6.0.
Note: Virus definitions dated prior to December 15, 2003 detect this as W32.Mertian@mm.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version December 11, 2003
Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
Initial Daily Certified version December 11, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date December 17, 2003
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Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi