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  3. W32.Mydoom.BU@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

May 26, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:39:22 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Mytob.{DI, DJ, DL} [Computer Associates], Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.{az, ba} [Kaspersky Lab], W32/Mytob.{be-bg}@MM [McAfee], W32/Mytob-{L, CM, CN} [Sophos], WORM_MYTOB.FC [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Mydoom.BU@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send an email to addresses that it gathers from the compromised computer and that has back door capabilities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 26, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 26, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 1, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Hyun Choi

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