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W32.HLLW.Gaobot.BB

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 23, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:12:30 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Gaobot.worm.gen [McAfee]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows


W32.HLLW.Gaobot.BB is a variant of W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AE that attempts to spread to network shares that have weak passwords, and allows access to an infected computer through an IRC channel. The worm also attempts to terminate the processes of various antivirus and firewall programs.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including: W32.HLLW.Gaobot.BB is packed with Petite.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 23, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2008 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 23, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2008 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Heather Shannon

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