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W32.Gobot.A

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 6, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:22:44 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Gobot.u [Kaspersky], Exploit-Mydoom [McAfee]
Type:
Trojan Horse, Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Gobot.A is a worm that spreads through IRC, open network shares, and file-sharing networks. The worm also propagates through any backdoors installed by the Mydoom family of worms.

The worm is written in Borland Delphi programming language and may be compressed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 7, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 18, 2012 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 7, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 19, 2012 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 12, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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