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  3. W32.Kwbot.Y.Worm


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 30, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:13:02 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.SdBot.12[KAV], W32/Kwbot.Worm.C[McAfee], Win32/Kwbot.B.worm[GeCAD]
Systems Affected:

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

W32.Kwbot.Y.Worm is a variant of W32.Kwbot.Worm and is packed with FSG.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 31, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 31, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 5, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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