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|Effects: ||It attempts to copy to shared network resources by using passwords that are typical or easy to guess.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 23, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 3, 2007|
Sluter.gen is not a worm, but a generic detection for future variants of the Sluter family. This group of worms have the following common characteristics:
- It infects only Windows XP/2000/NT computers.
- It spreads across shared network resources. Sluter.gen scans IP addresses generated at random and attempts to access them through the port 445. If successful, it attempts to gain access to the shared network resources by using passwords that are typical or easy to guess, in order to make copies of itself.
- In order to be run, it creates a programmed task in the remote computer.
A clear indication that Sluter.gen has reached the computer is that it increases the network traffic on the port 445.