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W32.Spybot.OBZ

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 24, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:37:47 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Seenbot.BO [Computer Ass, Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen [Kaspe, W32/Sdbot.worm.gen [McAfee], W32/Sdbot-Fam [Sophos], WORM_SPYBOT.AHP [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


W32.Spybot.OBZ is a worm that has distributed denial of service and back door capabilities. The worm spreads through network shares protected by weak passwords and by exploiting vulnerabilities. The worm may be dropped by W32.Kelvir.AN.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 24, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2008 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 24, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2008 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 27, 2005
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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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Ka Chun Leung

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