1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Spybot.NYT


Risk Level 2: Low

April 17, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:37:15 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen [Kaspe, W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.bg [McAfee], W32/Rbot-Fam [Sophos], WORM_RBOT.GEN [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Spybot.NYT is a worm that has distributed denial of service and back door capabilities. The worm spreads through network shares protected by weak passwords and by exploiting vulnerabilities. The worm may be dropped by W32.Kelvir.Y.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 18, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 18, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 20, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Ka Chun Leung

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