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  3. W32.Bobax.AF@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

August 15, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:43:26 PM
Also Known As:
CME-419, Win32/MyDoom.79936!Worm [Compu, Backdoor.Win32.Surila.x [Kaspe, W32/Mydoom.bv@MM [McAfee], W32/MyDoom-Gen [Sophos], WORM_BOBAX.AD [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Bobax.AF@mm is a mass-mailing worm that opens a back door, downloads remote files, and lowers security settings on the compromised computer. The worm spreads by exploiting the Microsoft Windows Plug and Play Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039) and by sending a copy of itself to email addresses gathered.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 15, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 15, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 15, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Dong Hoon Lee

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