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W32.GAOBOT.GEN SPREADS IN THE WILD

Virus Name  : W32.Gabot.Gen.Worm

Alias             : W32.Agobot.Gen, Backdoor.Agobot.Gen , W32/Agobot, WORM_AGOBOT, W32/Gaobot.gen.worm, Backdoor.Rbot.Gen

Virus type    : Network worm

Threat level : Medium

Virus details :

                     Gaobot.Gen is a generic detection for variants of the Gaobot worm family. Gaobot is a network worm spreads using network shares with weak password or no password. New variants of Gaobot worm spreads using RPC DCOM and WebDAV Windows vulnerabilities. This worm also contains backdoor ability.

                     When executed, Gaobot worm copies to Windows System folder, and modifies the registry RUN section to load automatically. The registry modification is given below.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
"key name" = "<file name>"

                     Gaobot worm connects to IRC channel and allows full access to the infected system. Using this backdoor facility, hackers can steal data from the infected systems. This worm is also known as W32.Agobot.Gen, Backdoor.Agobot.Gen , W32/Agobot, WORM_AGOBOT, W32/Gaobot.gen.worm.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated Gaobot worm and its variants in signature file to protect users from this worm attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this worm. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

                   You need to install security patches from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com to close security hole in your Windows operating system. These steps to help ensure your PC is protected.

How to remove this worm?

                   If you are already infected with this worm, run Solo anti-virus and choose Delete option to remove the worm components. 

                   Solo antivirus can detect and remove Gaobot aka Agobot worm safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

                   Solo anti-virus not only scans for all viruses, it contains a unique System Integrity Checker to protect you from New Internet Worms, Backdoors and malicious VB, Java Scripts. It also effectively removes all existing Internet Worms, File viruses, malicious VB, Java scripts, Trojans, Backdoors, boot sector, partition table and macro viruses.

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