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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Dedler.AU

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dedler.AU
Technical name:W32/Dedler.AU.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It attempts to download a file from several websites, and stops services belonging to antivirus programs. It spreads across networks, and is also downloaded by the Trojan Downloader.DBR.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 10, 2005
Detection updated on:March 20, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dedler.AU is a worm that opens three random TCP ports in order to connect to several websites and download a file.

This worm stops several services belonging to antivirus programs, and it can add itself to the list of allowed programs of the Windows XP firewall.

Dedler.AU spreads across networks, and it is also distributed by the Trojan detected as Downloader.DBR.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

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