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W32.Spybot.AKNO

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 28, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:58:39 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Opanki.worm!MS06-040 [McAf
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


W32.Spybot.AKNO is a network-aware worm that opens a back door on the compromised computer. It also spreads to network shares protected by weak passwords and by exploiting vulnerabilities.

Note: Virus definitions dated prior to August 31, 2006 may detect this as W32.Spybot.Worm or Trojan.Cachecachekit.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 29, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 29, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 30, 2006
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: Jeong Mun

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