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W32.Gosys!gen1

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 15, 2013
Updated:
June 17, 2013 8:25:16 AM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Gosys!gen1 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the W32.Gosys family of threats.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version pending
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 16, 2013 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 16, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 19, 2013
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Shared Drives: Spreads through network shares.
  • Target of Infection: Spreads through removable drives.

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