- February 6, 2004
- February 13, 2007 12:17:08 PM
Also Known As:
- Vesser [F-Secure], W32/Deadhat.worm.a [McAfee], WORM_DEADHAT.A [Trend], Win32.Deadhat.A [Computer Asso, Worm.Win32.Vesser [Kaspersky]
- Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
W32.HLLW.Deadhat is a worm with backdoor capabilities. It attempts to uninstall the W32.Mydoom.A@mm
worms, and then it spreads to other systems infected with Mydoom. Also, it spreads through the Soulseek file-sharing program.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version February 9, 2004
Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
Initial Daily Certified version February 9, 2004
Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
Initial Weekly Certified release date February 9, 2004
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Writeup By: Heather Shannon