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W32.Pholdicon

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
September 18, 2013
Updated:
September 18, 2013 6:42:44 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
Varies
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.Pholdicon is a worm that downloads potentially malicious files and spreads through network shares and removable media.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 18, 2013 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 18, 2013 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 18, 2013 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 18, 2013 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 25, 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: Downloads potentially malicious files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Target of Infection: Spreads through removable media and network shares.
Writeup By: Takayoshi Nakayama, Roberto Sponchioni

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