- January 25, 2005
- 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]
- 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
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Writeup By: Paul Mangan