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W32.Randex.DXP

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 13, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:38:48 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Randex.DXP is a network-aware worm that spreads to network shares protected by weak passwords. The worm also opens a back door on the compromised computer and may be remotely controlled via IRC channels.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 14, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 14, 2005
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 14, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 14, 2005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 16, 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: Hatsuho Honda

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