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  3. W32.HLLW.Gaobot.RS


Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 22, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:19:58 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Gaobot.RS is a variant of W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen. It attempts to spread to network shares that have weak passwords and allows attackers to access an infected computer through an IRC channel.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including:

W32.HLLW.Gaobot.RS is packed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 22, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 22, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 22, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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