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W32.Randex.E

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 12, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:05:17 PM
Also Known As:
IRC-BBot [McAfee], WORM_RPCSDBOT.A [Trend], Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Small.bc
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


W32.Randex.E is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Trojan Horse that allows its creator to control a computer by using IRC. It is also a worm that can use the DCOM RPC vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026) to spread itself.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 13, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 13, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 13, 2003
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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