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  3. W32.Hiton@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

March 2, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:18:26 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Hiton.a@MM [McAfee], WORM_HITON.A [Trend], Win32.Hiton.A [Computer Associ
Systems Affected:

W32.Hiton@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to email addresses that it finds on an infected computer.

The worm spoofs the From field of the email. The attachment can have a .bat, .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip file extension.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 2, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 2, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 2, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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