W32.Gaobot.AAY 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:
: Definitions dated prior to April 15, 2004 will detect this threat as W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen.
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