W32.Gaobot.AFC is a worm that spreads through open network shares and several Windows vulnerabilities including:
The worm also spreads through backdoors that the Beagle and Mydoom worms and the Optix family of backdoors install.
The worm can also act as a backdoor server program and attack other systems. Additionally, the worm attempts to stop the process of many antivirus and security programs.
Virus definitions dated April 29, 2004 or earlier detect this threat as W32.Gaobot.AFJ.
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