1. Symantec/
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  3. W32.Skenkly.A@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

March 30, 2006
February 13, 2007 12:52:05 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Skenkly.A@mm is a worm that opens a back door and connects to an IRC server to listen for instructions that allow the remote attacker to perform various actions on the compromised computer. The worm spreads by sending email and by using the America Online Instant Messenger (AIM).

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 30, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 30, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 5, 2006
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Writeup By: Chen Yu

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