1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Xabot.Worm


Risk Level 2: Low

November 9, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:13:35 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Xabot.Worm is a worm that attempts to spread itself through the IRC and file-sharing networks. It also has backdoor Trojan Horse capabilities, which allows a hacker to gain control of a compromised computer. The existence of the file wininit32.exe is an indication of a possible infection.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 10, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 10, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 12, 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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