1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Erkez.C@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

October 27, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:29:11 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Zafi.c@MM [McAfee], Zafi.C [F-Secure], W32/Zafi.C.worm [Panda], I-Worm.Zafi.c [Kaspersky], WORM_ZAFI.C [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Erkez.C@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to email addresses it finds on the infected computer. It also copies itself to folders that are likely to be shared on file-sharing networks.

When this worm infects a computer, it attempts to overwrite .exe files. The files that it targets are usually executables that belong to security products, including Symantec products. However, in some cases, the worm may overwrite .exe files that belong to other programs.

If the worm does overwrite .exe files, some programs or operating system functions may no longer function correctly.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 28, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 28, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 29, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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