1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Randex


Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 4, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:25:39 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Randex is a detection for a family of worms that spreads through file-sharing.

W32.Randex can perform different backdoor-type functions, by connecting to a configurable IRC server and joining a specific channel to listen for instructions.

Newer variants may also spread by exploiting the following vulnerabilities:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 5, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 27, 2018 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 5, 2003 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 27, 2018 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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