1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Loxbot.C


Risk Level 2: Low

January 5, 2006
February 13, 2007 12:50:29 PM
Also Known As:
Win32/Rbot.EKR [Computer Assoc, Win32/Trykid.AO [Computer Asso, Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.{mg, ny} [Kaspersky Lab], Proxy-Fireby [McAfee], W32/Opanki.worm.gen [McAfee], WORM_OPANKI.{BP, BQ} [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Loxbot.C is a worm that opens a back door and can receive commands from a remote attacker. It lowers security settings and can spread using AOL Instant Messenger.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 6, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 6, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 11, 2006
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Hyun Choi

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