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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Spybot.ADW

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spybot.ADW
Technical name:W32/Spybot.ADW.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It connects to an IRC server in order to carry out remote actions in the affected computer. It can spread via email on demand.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 15, 2006
Detection updated on:Oct. 25, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Spybot.ADW is a worm with backdoor characteristics that connects to an IRC server in order to carry out remote actions: it obtains information about the computer such as the IP address, RAM memory or CPU clock speed and starts its own FTP server, among others.

Spybot.ADW does not spread automatically using its own means. However, it can spread via email on demand.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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