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W32.Toxbot

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 10, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:35:05 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Toxbot is a worm that opens an IRC back door on the compromised computer and spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 10, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 10, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 25, 2013 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 13, 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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Jeong Mun

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