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Vanebot.A

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

It is designed to connect to an IRC server and wait for remote instructions. It spreads through networks with shared resources configured with weak passwords, SQL servers and instant messaging programs.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 23, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 27, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Vanebot.A is a worm designed to connect to an IRC server and wait for remote instructions.

Vanebot.A spreads through networks with shared resources configured with weak passwords, SQL servers and instant messaging programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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