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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 4, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:15:45 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Agobot.3.gen [Kaspers
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Gaobot.FB is a variant of W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen that attempts to spread to network shares and allows access to an infected computer through an IRC channel.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including: W32.HLLW.Gaobot.FB is compressed with ASPack.

Note: Virus definitions dated January 5, 2004 detect this threat as W32.HLLW.Gaobot.EZ.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 5, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 7, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Kevin Ha

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