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  3. W32.Spybot.PKC


Risk Level 2: Low

June 6, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:39:50 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Rbot.CRX [Computer Assoc, Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.rx [Kasper, W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.y [McAfee], W32/Rbot-Fam [Sophos], WORM_RBOT.BJF [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Spybot.PKC is a network-aware 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.

Note: Definitions dated prior to June 6, 2005 detect this threat as W32.Spybot.Worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 6, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 6, 2005
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 6, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 6, 2005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 8, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Asuka Yamamoto

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