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Rinbot.H

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Rinbot.H
Technical name:W32/Rinbot.H.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands and downloads the Trojan detected as Spammer.ZV in the affected computer. It exploits the vulnerability SQL and a vulnerability in Symantec, in order to spread to as many computers as possible, among other means of transmission.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 7, 2007
Detection updated on:March 7, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Rinbot.H is a worm that connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands, which allow its author to gain total control over the affected computer.

Additionally, it downloads the Trojan detected as Spammer.ZV in the affected computer.

Rinbot.H uses several different means to spread:

  • Across the Internet by exploiting the vulnerability SQL and a vulnerability in Symantec.
  • Across networks.
  • Via mapped drives.
  • Through storage devices connected via USB.

 

It is highly recommendable to download the security patch for the vulnerability SQL from the Microsoft website.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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