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


Risk Level 2: Low

February 14, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:33:23 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.gen [Kasp, W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.r [McAfee], W32/Sdbot-Fam [Sophos], WORM_SDBOT.APR [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Randex.COX is a network-aware worm that spreads to network shares protected by weak passwords. The worm also opens a back door on the compromised computer and may be remotely controlled via IRC channels.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 14, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 14, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 16, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Candid Wueest

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