1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Spybot.PKC

W32.Spybot.PKC

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 6, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:39:50 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Rbot.CRX [Computer Assoc, Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.rx [Kasper, W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.y [McAfee], W32/Rbot-Fam [Sophos], WORM_RBOT.BJF [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Spybot.PKC is a network-aware 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.

Note: Definitions dated prior to June 6, 2005 detect this threat as W32.Spybot.Worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 6, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 6, 2005
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 6, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 6, 2005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 8, 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: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Asuka Yamamoto

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver