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  3. W32.Kwbot.R.Worm


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 24, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:12:30 PM
Also Known As:
Worm.P2P.SpyBot.gen [KAV], W32/Spybot.worm.gen [McAfee]
Systems Affected:

W32.Kwbot.R.Worm is a worm that attempts to spread through the KaZaA file-sharing network and network shares with weak passwords. It also has backdoor Trojan capabilities, which allows an attacker to gain control of a compromised computer.

W32.Kwbot.R.Worm is a variant of W32.Kwbot.Worm and is packed with Petite.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 24, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 24, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 29, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Sergei Shevchenko

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