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W32.Crisis

Aug 18, 2012

Risk Level 2: Low

W32.Crisis is a worm that spreads through removable drives. It also opens a back door on the compromised computer.

The threat W32.Crisis was discovered by Symantec Security Response Threat Severity Assessment on August 15, 2012 and was classified as Worm.

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on August 16, 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.Crisis Threat Assessment
ComponentSeverity
Wild LevelMedium
Number of Infections0 - 49
Number of Sites0 - 2
Geographical DistributionLow
Threat ContainmentEasy
RemovalEasy
Damage LevelMedium
Distribution LevelMedium


According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of W32.Crisis is now categorized as «Low» — threat type characterized either as low or moderate wild threat (but reasonably harmless and containable) or non-wild threat characterized by an unusual damage or spread routine, or perhaps by some feature of the virus that makes headlines in the news. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

This threat affect the following operating systems:
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 95
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Me
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 2000

More information about W32.Crisis, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions: www.symantec.com

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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