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Virus Encyclopedia

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Spybot.AAU

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spybot.AAU
Technical name:W32/Spybot.AAU.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It logs keystrokes and accepts control commands, such as launching denial of service attacks against websites.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Feb. 20, 2006
Detection updated on:Feb. 20, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Spybot.AAU is a worm that spreads through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs, such as KaZaA.

Spybot.AAU logs keystrokes and stores them in text files. These text files are then sent via IRC.

In addition, Spybot.AAU accepts remote control commands, such as launching denial of service (DoS) attacks against websites.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Spybot.AAU is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.