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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 13, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:38:48 PM
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
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate


  • Damage Level: Medium


  • Distribution Level: Medium
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Hatsuho Honda

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