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W32.Gaobot.ZW

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 12, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:21:23 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Gaobot.ZW is a minor variant of W32.Gaobot.SY. This worm attempts to spread through network shares with weak passwords. It also allows attackers to access an infected computer using a predetermined IRC channel.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 13, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2008 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 13, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2008 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 14, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yuhui Huang

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