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JS.Phremous

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 30, 2012
Updated:
May 2, 2012 11:12:14 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
4,866 bytes
Systems Affected:
Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
JS.Phremous is a worm that copies itself to removable drives and network shares and may also download potentially malicious files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 27, 2012 revision 021
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 27, 2012 revision 033
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 2, 2012 revision 034
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 2, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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
  • Payload: Hides folders and creates link files with the same name. May download potentially malicious files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Shared Drives: Copies itself to removable drives and network shares.
Writeup By: Nino Fred Gutierrez

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