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Risk Level 2: Low

April 24, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:21:57 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

The W32.Gaobot.ADX worm:
  • Is a worm that spreads through open network shares, several Windows vulnerabilities, and backdoors that the Beagle and Mydoom families of worms install
  • Can act as a backdoor server program and attack other systems
  • Attempts to kill the process of many antivirus and security applications

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 24, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 24, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 26, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Fergal Ladley

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