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RedCode.IIS

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:RedCode.IIS
Technical name:W32/RedCode.IIS
Threat level:Low
Alias:Code RedII, IIS-Worm.CodeRed.C, CodeRed.2/C, Bady.C
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  

It blocks and restarts affected computers.

Affected platforms:

IIS

Detection updated on:Sept. 18, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

RedCode.IIS is a worm that spreads through computer networks and which affects MS Index Server 2.0, MS Indexing Service and MS Internet Information Server (versions 4.0 and 5.0).

RedCode.IIS is a dangerous worm as it drops a Trojan in affected computers, which allows attackers to gain complete control of the web servers in a network. It can also restart and block computers by flooding their memory.

Visible Symptoms 

    

An indication that you may have been affected by RedCode.IIS is computers restarting for no apparent reason.