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W32.Spybot.YCL

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
October 4, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:45:06 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Rbot-AQF [Sophos]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Spybot.YCL is a worm that has distributed denial of service and back door capabilities. The worm spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities and backdoors left by other malware.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 5, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 5, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 5, 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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