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W32.Gaobot.CEZ

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
January 25, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:32:25 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Agobot.AOE [Computer Ass, Backdoor.Agobot.nq [Kaspersky , W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.t [McAfee], W32/Agobot-PT [Sophos], WORM_AGOBOT.AFU [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Gaobot.CEZ is a network-aware worm that has back door capabilities and can be controlled through IRC channels. It attempts to lower security settings by blocking access to security-related Web sites and terminating processes. It spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities.

Note: Virus definitions released January 25, 2005 detect this threat as W32.HLLW.Gaobot.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 26, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 26, 2005
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 26, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 26, 2005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 26, 2005
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: Paul Mangan

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