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Qbot.W

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Qbot.W
Technical name:W32/Qbot.W.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Bzud.a,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It steals confidential information, like usernames and passwords entered in the websites and in the extranets and intranets which the users access. It can also obtain the information stored in the cookies. It spreads making copies of itself in the shared resources of the computers they gain access.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 13, 2010
Detection updated on:June 17, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Qbot.W  is a worm that is designed to steal all type of confidential information, like usernames and passwords entered to login in the websites, and in the extranets and intranets which the computers can access.

Additionally, it can obtain the information stored in the cookies about the users' navigation habits and can obtain digital certificates.

Qbot.W spreads using the NBSCAN command which allows to scan a computer network belonging to a range of IP addresses and attempts to make copies of the worm in those computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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