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W32.Mydoom.B@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 28, 2004
Updated:
January 29, 2004 9:04:11 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
29184 and 6144 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
W32.Mydoom.B@mm is an encrypted mass-mailing worm that arrives as an attachment with either a .exe, .scr, .cmd, .zip, or .pif extension. It also performs a denial of service attack on www.microsoft.com and allows unauthorized remote access to the compromised host.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 28, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 28, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 28, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Scott Gettis

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