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  3. W32.Gaobot.WX


Risk Level 1: Very Low

April 6, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:20:57 PM
Also Known As:
WORM_AGOBOT.WN [Trend], Backdoor.Agobot.li [Kaspersky], W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.g [McAfee]
Systems Affected:

W32.Gaobot.WX is a worm that attempts to spread through network shares that have weak passwords. It allows attackers to access an infected computer through IRC.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 6, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 6, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 6, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Heather Shannon

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