Thursday, 29 November 2012

*Important* Virus Notification

Latest Virus/ Worm Threat

We have been notified by Antivirus Advisory Labs about a latest Virus threat 'W32/Autorun.worm.aaeb-h' which has the ability to infect removable media device and network shares..!

As an action plan, we have mitigated this risk by patching our systems & desktops with the latest antivirus protection and by adding additional controls. However, the viewers of this blog are requested to:
  i)  exercise caution while opening unsolicited emails and unknown files.
 ii)  refrain from using USB drives.
iii) download and use stinger tool for remediation in case of any suspicious virus message creeps up from your system.

From: McAfee [] 
Sent: Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 22:37

To: Rinith KT
Subject: *URGENT* McAfee SNS ALERT: *UPDATE* Reports of W32/autorun.worm.aaeb-h infections

**Update to original message: Stinger tool now available. See Mitigation section below**
McAfee has received multiple reports of customers who are severely affected by variants of W32/autorun.worm.aaeb-h.


W32/Autorun.worm.aaeb-h has the ability to infect removable media devices and mounted network shares. It can also copy itself into .zip and .rar archive files.
The infection starts either with manual execution of an infected file or by navigating to a folder that contains infected files. This threat has the ability to download other malware or updates to itself as directed by a Command-and-Control (C&C) server.


McAfee has released an Extra.DAT and Stinger to detect and clean this threat.

To download the Extra.DAT and Stinger, see KB76807

For more information on McAfee product coverage and mitigation for this threat, see PD24169 - Threat Advisory: W32/Autorun.worm.aaeb: