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W32.Gaobot.DEY

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 27, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:38:00 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Rbot.CJO [Computer Assoc, Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen [Kaspe, W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.j [McAfee], W32/Rbot-Fam [Sophos], WORM_RBOT.GEN [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Gaobot.DEY is a network-aware worm with back door capabilities that spreads to network shares protected by weak passwords and can be controlled through IRC channels. It also attempts to lower security settings by blocking access to security related Web sites and terminating processes.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 28, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 28, 2005
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 28, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 28, 2005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 28, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Fergal Ladley

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