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  3. W32.Poxdar


Risk Level 2: Low

February 16, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:33:37 PM
Also Known As:
Net-Worm.Win32.Padobot.x [Kasp, W32/Poxdar.worm [McAfee], W32/Doxpar-A [Sophos], WORM_POXDAR.A [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Poxdar is a network-aware worm that has distributed denial of service and back door capabilities. The worm spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities.

  • Further investigation has revealed that the Microsoft Windows Server Message Block Handlers Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (as described in the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-011) is not exploited by this threat. This information has been removed.
  • Virus definitions dated prior to March 2, 2005 will detect this threat as W32.Doxpar.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 17, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 17, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 17, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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