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Jul 31, 2012

Risk Level 1: Very Low

W32.Changeup!gen18 is a heuristic detection that may include members of the W32.Changeup family of threats.

The threat W32.Changeup!gen18 was discovered by Symantec Security Response Threat Severity Assessment on July 30, 2012 and was classified as Trojan, Virus.

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on July 31, 2012 revision 002. It should be noted that users with the older versions of Norton Internet Security are limited to Daily LiveUpdate definitions. For more information, go to the page where the are described virus definitions available for Norton products.

W32.Changeup!gen18 Threat Assessment
Wild LevelLow
Number of Infections0 - 49
Number of Sites0 - 2
Geographical DistributionLow
Threat ContainmentEasy
Damage LevelLow
Distribution LevelMedium

According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of W32.Changeup!gen18 is now categorized as «Very Low» — poses little threat to users; rarely even makes headlines; no reports in the wild. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

This threat affect the following operating systems:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

More information about W32.Changeup!gen18, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions:

It is also recommended to read the article Network security threats, where you can find a brief description and explanation of the most dangerous security threats plus a few simple tips on how to protect your personal computer from them.

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