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O97M.Darksnow

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 13, 2007
Updated:
February 14, 2007 1:49:51 AM
Type:
Virus
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000
O97M.Darksnow is a macro virus that modifies the Microsoft Word and Excel templates to recreate and launch the malware W32.Darksnow.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 14, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 25, 2011 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 14, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 14, 2007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 14, 2007
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Microsoft Word and Excel
Writeup By: Stuart Smith

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