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  3. W32.Spex.Worm

W32.Spex.Worm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 4, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:03:28 PM
Also Known As:
Worm.P2P.Specx [KAV]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Spex.Worm is an encrypted worm that attempts to spread itself through the KaZaA and iMesh file-sharing networks.

The worm drops itself to %System%\iexplore32.exe and to a variety of files in the %Windir%\Drivers32 folder. Then, W32.Spex.Worm shares the %Windir%\Drivers32 folder through KaZaA and iMesh.



The worm dropped the following files:
ACDSee 2.4.x Crack.exe
ACDSee 2.4.x Serial.exe
Ad-aware 6.0 Crack.exe
Ad-aware 6.0 Serial.exe
Adobe Acrobat 5.x Crack.exe
Adobe Acrobat 5.x Serial.exe
Adobe Photoshop 7.x Crack.exe
Adobe Photoshop 7.x Serial.exe
Adobe Photoshop 8.x Crack.exe
Adobe Photoshop 8.x Serial.exe
Age of Mythology - The Titans Crack.exe
Age of Mythology - The Titans Serial.exe
Age of Wonders II - Shadow Magic Crack.exe
Age of Wonders II - Shadow Magic Serial.exe
Alpha Communicator 5.0 Crack.exe
Alpha Communicator 5.0 Serial.exe
Armor2net Personal Firewall 3.1 Crack.exe
Armor2net Personal Firewall 3.1 Serial.exe
Battlefield 1942 - Secret Weapons of World War II Crack.exe
Battlefield 1942 - Secret Weapons of World War II Serial.exe
Battlefield 1942 - The Road to Rome Crack.exe
Battlefield 1942 - The Road to Rome Serial.exe
Black & White 2 Crack.exe
Black & White 2 Serial.exe
Chrome Crack.exe
Chrome Serial.exe
Civilization III - Conquest Crack.exe
Civilization III - Conquest Serial.exe
CloneCD 4.x Crack.exe
CloneCD 4.x Serial.exe
CloneCD 5.0 Crack.exe
CloneCD 5.0 Serial.exe
Command & Conquer Generals Crack.exe
Command & Conquer Generals Serial.exe
Commandos 3 - Destination Berlin Crack.exe
Commandos 3 - Destination Berlin Serial.exe
Conflict - Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad Crack.exe
Conflict - Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad Serial.exe
Counter-Strike - Condition Zero Crack.exe
Counter-Strike - Condition Zero Serial.exe
DAP Plus 5.3 Crack.exe
DAP Plus 5.3 Serial.exe
Dark Age of Camelot - Trials of Atlantis Crack.exe
Dark Age of Camelot - Trials of Atlantis Serial.exe
Delta Force - Black Hawk Down Crack.exe
Delta Force - Black Hawk Down Serial.exe
Direct Connect 1.x Crack.exe
Direct Connect 1.x Serial.exe
Divx 5.x Crack.exe
Divx 5.x Serial.exe
DOOM 3 Crack.exe
DOOM 3 Serial.exe
DOOM III Crack.exe
DOOM III Serial.exe
Download Accelerator Plus 5.3 Crack.exe
Download Accelerator Plus 5.3 Serial.exe
Easy CD-DA Extractor 5.1 Crack.exe
Easy CD-DA Extractor 5.1 Serial.exe
Easy CD-DA Extractor 5.x Crack.exe
Easy CD-DA Extractor 5.x Serial.exe
Elder Scrolls III - Tribunal Crack.exe
Elder Scrolls III - Tribunal Serial.exe
Etherlords II Crack.exe
Etherlords II Serial.exe
EverQuest 2 Crack.exe
EverQuest 2 Serial.exe
F1 2002 Crack.exe
F1 2002 Serial.exe
FIFA Soccer 2003 Crack.exe
FIFA Soccer 2003 Serial.exe
FIFA Soccer 2004 Crack.exe
FIFA Soccer 2004 Serial.exe
FireStarter Crack.exe
FireStarter Serial.exe
FlashFXP 1.4 Crack.exe
FlashFXP 1.4 Serial.exe
FlashFXP 1.x Crack.exe
FlashFXP 1.x Serial.exe
FlashGet 1.3 Crack.exe
FlashGet 1.3 Serial.exe
FlashGet 1.x Crack.exe
FlashGet 1.x Serial.exe
Flight Simulator - Century of Flight Crack.exe
Flight Simulator - Century of Flight Serial.exe
Freedom - Soldiers of Liberty Crack.exe
Freedom - Soldiers of Liberty Serial.exe
GeoWhere 2.11 Crack.exe
GeoWhere 2.11 Serial.exe
GeoWhere 2.x Crack.exe
GeoWhere 2.x Serial.exe
GetRight 5.0 Crack.exe
GetRight 5.0 Serial.exe
GetRight 5.x Crack.exe
GetRight 5.x Serial.exe
GetRight 6.x Crack.exe
GetRight 6.x Serial.exe
Grand Theft Auto - Vice City Crack.exe
Grand Theft Auto - Vice City Serial.exe
Half-Life 2 Crack.exe
Half-Life 2 Serial.exe
Half-Life Crack.exe
Half-Life II Crack.exe
Half-Life II Serial.exe
Half-Life Serial.exe
Halo Crack.exe
Halo Serial.exe
Harry Potter - Quidditch World Cup Crack.exe
Harry Potter - Quidditch World Cup Serial.exe
Hex Workshop Hex Editor 4.1 Crack.exe
Hex Workshop Hex Editor 4.1 Serial.exe
Hitman 2 Crack.exe
Hitman 2 Serial.exe
Hitman 3 Crack.exe
Hitman 3 Serial.exe
Hitman II Crack.exe
Hitman II Serial.exe
Hitman III Crack.exe
Hitman III Serial.exe
IconPackager 2.12 Crack.exe
IconPackager 2.12 Serial.exe
IconPackager 2.x Crack.exe
IconPackager 2.x Serial.exe
ICUII 5.7 Crack.exe
ICUII 5.7 Serial.exe
ICUII 5.x.exe
IL-2 Sturmovik - Forgotten Battles Crack.exe
IL-2 Sturmovik - Forgotten Battles Serial.exe
Internet Download Manager 3.15 Crack.exe
Internet Download Manager 3.15 Serial.exe
Internet Download Manager 3.x Crack.exe
Internet Download Manager 3.x Serial.exe
Internet Turbo 2003 5.4 Crack.exe
Internet Turbo 2003 5.4 Serial.exe
Internet Turbo 2003 5.x Crack.exe
Internet Turbo 2003 5.x Serial.exe
KaZaA Speedup 3.03 Crack.exe
KaZaA Speedup 3.03 Serial.exe
KaZaA Speedup 3.x Crack.exe
KaZaA Speedup 3.x Serial.exe
Kings of War Crack.exe
Kings of War Serial.exe
Knights of the Temple Crack.exe
Knights of the Temple Serial.exe
LingoWare 3.0 Crack.exe
LingoWare 3.0 Serial.exe
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers Crack.exe
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers Serial.exe
Lord of the Rings - War of the Ring Crack.exe
Lord of the Rings - War of the Ring Serial.exe
Lords of EverQuest Crack.exe
Lords of EverQuest Serial.exe
Lords of the Realm III Crack.exe
Lords of the Realm III Serial.exe
Macromedia Flash MX 6.x Crack.exe
Macromedia Flash MX 6.x Serial.exe
Madden NFL 2003 Crack.exe
Madden NFL 2003 Serial.exe
Madden NFL 2004 Crack.exe
Madden NFL 2004 Serial.exe
Max Payne 2 - The Fall of Max Payne Crack.exe
Max Payne 2 - The Fall of Max Payne Serial.exe
MechWarrior 3 Crack.exe
MechWarrior 3 Serial.exe
MechWarrior 4 Crack.exe
MechWarrior 4 Serial.exe
MechWarrior 5 Crack.exe
MechWarrior 5 Serial.exe
MechWarrior III Crack.exe
MechWarrior III Serial.exe
MechWarrior IV Crack.exe
MechWarrior IV Serial.exe
MechWarrior V Crack.exe
MechWarrior V Serial.exe
Medal of Honor - Allied Assault Breakthrough Crack.exe
Medal of Honor - Allied Assault Breakthrough Serial.exe
Metal Gear Solid 2 Crack.exe
Metal Gear Solid 2 Serial.exe
Metal Gear Solid 3 Crack.exe
Metal Gear Solid 3 Serial.exe
Metal Gear Solid Crack.exe
Metal Gear Solid III Crack.exe
Metal Gear Solid III Serial.exe
Metal Gear Solid Serial.exe
Microangelo 5.58 Crack.exe
Microangelo 5.58 Serial.exe
Microangelo 5.x Crack.exe
Microangelo 5.x Serial.exe
Microangelo 6.x Crack.exe.exe
Microangelo 6.x Serial.exe.exe
Midtown Madness 2.exe
Midtown Madness 3.exe
Midtown Madness II.exe
Midtown Madness III.exe
mIRC 6.03 Crack.exe
mIRC 6.03 Serial.exe
mIRC 6.x Crack.exe
mIRC 6.x Serial.exe
MusicMatch Jukebox 8.0 Crack.exe
MusicMatch Jukebox 8.0 Serial.exe
MusicMatch Jukebox 8.x Crack.exe
MusicMatch Jukebox 8.x Serial.exe
MVP Baseball 2003 Crack.exe
MVP Baseball 2003 Serial.exe
NASCAR Racing 2003 Crack.exe
NASCAR Racing 2003 Serial.exe
NASCAR Thunder 2003 Crack.exe
NASCAR Thunder 2003 Serial.exe
NASCAR Thunder 2004 Crack.exe
NASCAR Thunder 2004 Serial.exe
NBA Live 2003 Crack.exe
NBA Live 2003 Serial.exe
NBA Live 2004 Crack.exe
NBA Live 2004 Serial.exe
NCAA Football 2003 Crack.exe
NCAA Football 2003 Serial.exe
NCAA Football 2004 Crack.exe
NCAA Football 2004 Serial.exe
Need for Speed Underground Crack.exe
Need for Speed Underground Serial.exe
Nero Burning ROM 5.5.x Crack.exe
Nero Burning ROM 5.5.x Serial.exe
Nero Burning ROM 6.x Crack.exe
Nero Burning ROM 6.x Serial.exe
NetPumper 1.03 Crack.exe
NetPumper 1.03 Serial.exe
Network Cable e ADSL Speed 1.0.6 Crack.exe
Network Cable e ADSL Speed 1.0.6 Serial.exe
Network Cable e ADSL Speed 1.x Crack.exe
Network Cable e ADSL Speed 1.x Serial.exe
Neverwinter Nights - Shadows of Undrentide Crack.exe
Neverwinter Nights - Shadows of Undrentide Serial.exe
NHL 2002 Crack.exe
NHL 2002 Serial.exe
NHL 2003 Crack.exe
NHL 2003 Serial.exe
Paint Shop Pro 8.x Crack.exe
Paint Shop Pro 8.x Serial.exe
Paint Shop Pro 9.x Crack.exe
Paint Shop Pro 9.x Serial.exe
PhotoShow 2.0 Crack.exe
PhotoShow 2.0 Serial.exe
PhotoShow 2.x Crack.exe
PhotoShow 2.x Serial.exe
Praetorians Crack.exe
Praetorians Serial.exe
Quake 3 Crack.exe
Quake 3 Serial.exe
Quake 4 Crack.exe
Quake 4 Serial.exe
Quake III.exe
Quake IV Crack.exe
Quake IV Serial.exe
QuickTime 6.x Crack.exe
QuickTime 6.x Serial.exe
Railroad Tycoon III Crack.exe
Railroad Tycoon III Serial.exe
Rainbow Six 3 - Raven Shield Crack.exe
Rainbow Six 3 - Raven Shield Serial.exe
Raven Shield Crack.exe
Raven Shield Serial.exe
RealOne Player 2.0 Crack.exe
RealOne Player 2.0 Serial.exe
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Crack.exe
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Enemy Territory Crack.exe
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Enemy Territory Serial.exe
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Serial.exe
Shrek 2 Crack.exe
Shrek 2 Serial.exe
Shrek II Crack.exe
Shrek II Serial.exe
Silent Hill 3 Crack.exe
Silent Hill 3 Serial.exe
Silent Hill III Crack.exe
Silent Hill III Serial.exe
SimCity 4 Crack.exe
SimCity 4 Rush Hour Crack.exe
SimCity 4 Rush Hour Serial.exe
SimCity 4 Serial.exe
SimCity IV Crack.exe
SimCity IV Serial.exe
SnagIt 6.2.2 Crack.exe
SnagIt 6.2.2 Serial.exe
Sniper Elite - Berlin 1943 Crack.exe
Sniper Elite - Berlin 1943 Serial.exe
SolSuite 2003 Crack.exe
SolSuite 2003 Serial.exe
Soul Reaver 3 Crack.exe
Soul Reaver 3 Serial.exe
Soul Reaver III Crack.exe
Soul Reaver III Serial.exe
Splinter Cell Crack.exe
Splinter Cell Serial.exe
Star Trek - Elite Force II Crack.exe
Star Trek - Elite Force II Serial.exe
Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic Crack.exe
Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic Serial.exe
Star Wars Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy Crack.exe
Star Wars Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy Serial.exe
SWiSH 2.0 Crack.exe
SWiSH 2.0 Serial.exe
SWiSH 2.x Crack.exe
SWiSH 2.x Serial.exe
The Sims Superstar Crack.exe
The Sims Superstar Serial.exe
Thief 2 Crack.exe
Thief 2 Serial.exe
Thief 3 Crack.exe
Thief 3 Serial.exe
Thief II Crack.exe
Thief II Serial.exe
Thief III Crack.exe
Thief III Serial.exe
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2002 Crack.exe
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2002 Serial.exe
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2003 Crack.exe
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2003 Serial.exe
Tomb Raider - The Angel of Darkness Crack.exe
Tomb Raider - The Angel of Darkness Serial.exe
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Crack.exe
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Serial.exe
Train Simulator 2 Crack.exe
Train Simulator 2 Serial.exe
Train Simulator II Crack.exe
Train Simulator II Serial.exe
Trinity Crack.exe
Trinity Serial.exe
Ulead GIF Animator 5.x Crack.exe
Ulead GIF Animator 5.x Serial.exe
Ulead GIF Animator 6.x Crack.exe
Ulead GIF Animator 6.x Serial.exe
Ulead PhotoImpact 8.x Crack.exe
Ulead PhotoImpact 8.x Serial.exe
Ulead PhotoImpact 9.x Crack.exe
Ulead PhotoImpact 9.x Serial.exe
UltraEdit-32 10.00b Crack.exe
UltraEdit-32 10.00b Serial.exe
UltraEdit-32 10.x Crack.exe
UltraEdit-32 10.x Serial.exe
Unreal Tournament 2003 Crack.exe
Unreal Tournament 2003 Serial.exe
Unreal Tournament 2004 Crack.exe
Unreal Tournament 2004 Serial.exe
UT 2003 Crack.exe
UT 2003 Serial.exe
UT 2004 Crack.exe
UT 2004 Serial.exe
Warcraft 3 Crack.exe
Warcraft 3 Serial.exe
Warcraft III - The Frozen Throne Crack.exe
Warcraft III - The Frozen Throne Serial.exe
Warcraft III Crack.exe
Warcraft III Serial.exe
Warlords 4 Crack.exe
Warlords 4 Serial.exe
Warlords IV - Heroes of Etheria Crack.exe
Warlords IV - Heroes of Etheria Serial.exe
WinAce 2.2 Crack.exe
WinAce 2.2 Serial.exe
WinAce 2.x Crack.exe
WinAce 2.x Serial.exe
Winamp 2.91 Crack.exe
Winamp 2.91 Serial.exe
Winamp 3.x Crack.exe
Winamp 3.x Serial.exe
WindowBlinds 4.0 Crack.exe
WindowBlinds 4.0 Serial.exe
WindowBlinds 4.x Crack.exe
WindowBlinds 4.x Serial.exe
WinRAR 3.11 Crack.exe
WinRAR 3.11 Serial.exe
WinRAR 3.12 Crack.exe
WinRAR 3.12 Serial.exe
WinZip 8.0 Crack.exe
WinZip 8.0 Serial.exe
WinZip 8.1 Crack.exe
WinZip 8.1 Serial.exe
WinZip 9.x Crack.exe
WinZip 9.x Serial.exe
World War II - Frontline Command Crack.exe
World War II - Frontline Command Serial.exe
WS_FTP 5.x Crack.exe
WS_FTP 5.x Serial.exe
Xenus Crack.exe
Xenus Serial.exe
ZoneAlarm 3.7.143 Crack.exe
ZoneAlarm 3.7.143 Serial.exe
ZoneAlarm 3.8x Crack.exe
ZoneAlarm 3.8x Serial.exe
ZoneAlarm 3.x Crack.exe
ZoneAlarm 3.x Serial.exe

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 5, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 5, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 9, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: John Canavan

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