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W32.Randex

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 4, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:25:39 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Randex is a detection for a family of worms that spreads through file-sharing.

W32.Randex can perform different backdoor-type functions, by connecting to a configurable IRC server and joining a specific channel to listen for instructions.

Newer variants may also spread by exploiting the following vulnerabilities:


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 5, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 23, 2013 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 5, 2003 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 24, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2003
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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