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Gaobot.batch

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gaobot.batch
Technical name:W32/Gaobot.batch
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It is a batch file that deletes the original files of worms belonging to the Gaobot family, once they are installed in the computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 19, 2005
Detection updated on:Jan. 20, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Worms belonging to the Gaobot family use several methods in order to spread to other computers. Some of those methods include downloading a file belonging to a variant of the Gaobot worm to a specific folder in a remote computer. Then, this file is run, thus installing the worm.

Gaobot.batch is a batch file that deletes the original file of the Gaobot worm, once this is installed in the computer.

Gaobot.batch is dropped by the Gaobot worm that has affected the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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