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Spybot.WM

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

It logs keystrokes and accepts control commands, such as launching denial of service attacks against websites.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 12, 2005
Detection updated on:July 12, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Spybot.WM is a worm that spreads through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs, such as KaZaA.

Spybot.WM logs keystrokes and stores them in text files. These text files are then sent via IRC.

In addition, Spybot.WM accepts remote control commands, such as launching denial of service (DoS) attacks against websites.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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