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  3. W32.Flamer


Risk Level 2: Low

May 28, 2012
June 5, 2012 3:20:22 PM
Also Known As:
Systems Affected:
CVE References:
CVE-2010-2729, CVE-2010-2568
W32.Flamer is a worm that may attempt to spread when it receives instructions from a remote attacker. It also opens a back door and may steal information from the compromised computer.

For more information relating to this threat, please see the following resource:
Blog entries on W32.Flamer

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 28, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 28, 2012 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 30, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Kevin Savage and Branko Spasojevic

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