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Risk Level 2: Low

May 6, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:22:44 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Gobot.u [Kaspersky], Exploit-Mydoom [McAfee]
Trojan Horse, Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Gobot.A is a worm that spreads through IRC, open network shares, and file-sharing networks. The worm also propagates through any backdoors installed by the Mydoom family of worms.

The worm is written in Borland Delphi programming language and may be compressed with UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 7, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 16, 2016 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 7, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 17, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 12, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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