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W32.HLLW.Acebo

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 6, 2002
Updated:
March 15, 2002 8:01:39 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows
W32.HLLW.Acebo is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) agent that receives its commands through Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The agent will also accept commands that allow it to function as a back door server.

Acebot propagates through open NetBIOS shares by copying itself to the Startup folder of the Windows Start Menu on the shared drive. This way, the file is executed the next time Windows is started.

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