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W32.Gaobot.ADV

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 22, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:21:50 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Gaobot.ADV is a minor variant of W32.Gaobot.SY. This worm attempts to spread through network shares that have weak passwords and allows attackers to access an infected computer using a predetermined IRC channel.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including:

This threat may be compressed with UPX and Yoda.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 23, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 23, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 28, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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