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W32.Spybot.DNC

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
September 13, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:27:27 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Spybot.DNC is a worm that may be remotely controlled via IRC channels. The worm has the ability to perform distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and open a backdoor on the infected computers. It also attempts to steal CD keys from some computer games.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 13, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 13, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 15, 2004
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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: Candid Wueest

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