Code Red worm is of low risk, says Trend Micro
1st August 2001 (Utusan Malaysia)

KUALA LUMPUR Aug 1 - The "Code Red" Internet worm does not send itself out through e-mail unless someone intentionally spread the worm-infected file through e-mail, according to Trend Micro Inc.

"In reality, this worm is of very low risk, affecting only unpatched Windows NTServers 4 with IIS 4 and Index Server 2, and Windows 2000 Servers.

"Other Windows platforms will not be affected," the anti-virus software solutions provider said in a statement today.

Trend Micro said it had also discovered that there was a variant of the Code Red Worm - CodeRed.B.

"The difference between the variant and the original worm is that the variant does not deface web sites and has an improved random IP address generator," it said.

Trend Micro recommended that all users update their virus pattern file and scan engine files to the latest pattern (no 921, scan engine 5.40 as of July 31).

Both CodeRed.A and CodeRed.B can be detected by Trend Micro's official pattern file no 921 with scan Engine 5.20, at

Trend Micro representatives also be reached at 03-2145 9300.