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Risk Level 2: Low

May 11, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:22:54 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Agobot.gen [Kaspersky
Systems Affected:

W32.Gaobot.AJD is a worm that spreads through open network shares and several Windows vulnerabilities including:

The worm also spreads through backdoors that the Beagle and Mydoom worms and the Optix family of backdoors install.

W32.Gaobot.AJD can act as a backdoor server program and attack other systems. It attempts to kill the processes of many antivirus and security programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 11, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 11, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 12, 2004
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