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  3. W32.Gobot.A


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:

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 May 16, 2017 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 7, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 17, 2017 revision 008
  • 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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