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It spreads and affects other computers.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
, via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||Feb. 25, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 6, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Sdbot.GOW is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
Sdbot.GOW prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Sdbot.GOW uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.