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W32.Gaobot.AFW

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 29, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:22:18 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP


W32.Gaobot.AFW 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.

W32.Gaobot.AFW can act as a backdoor server program and attack other systems. It attempts to kill the processes of many antivirus and security programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 29, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2008 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 29, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2008 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 1, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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