- April 29, 2004
- February 13, 2007 12:22:18 PM
- 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
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Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi