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  3. W32.Gaobot.ALO


Risk Level 2: Low

May 18, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:23:17 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Gaobot.ALO is a worm that spreads through open network shares and several Windows vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities are:

The worm also spreads through backdoors installed by Beagle and Mydoom family of worms.

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

Note: Virus definitions dated prior to May 19, 2004 detect this threat as W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 19, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 19, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 19, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Scott Gettis

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