- 9 August 2012
- 28 August 2012 4:06:39 PM
- Also Known As:
- TSPY_GAUSS.A [Trend]
- Infection Length:
- 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.Gauss is a worm that opens a back door and collects confidential information from the compromised computer.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version 9 August 2012 revision 016
Latest Rapid Release version 15 August 2012 revision 007
Initial Daily Certified version 9 August 2012 revision 018
Latest Daily Certified version 15 August 2012 revision 016
Initial Weekly Certified release date 15 August 2012
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Wild Level: Low
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: 0 - 2
Geographical Distribution: Low
Threat Containment: Easy
Damage Level: Medium
Payload: Opens a back door.
Releases Confidential Info: Steals system information, browser history, passwords, and cookies.
Distribution Level: Low
Shared Drives: Spreads through removable drives.
Writeup By: Security Response