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It connects to an IRC server in order to carry out remote actions in the affected computer. It can spread via email on demand.
|First detected on:||July 15, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 25, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Spybot.ADW is a worm with backdoor characteristics that connects to an IRC server in order to carry out remote actions: it obtains information about the computer such as the IP address, RAM memory or CPU clock speed and starts its own FTP server, among others.
Spybot.ADW does not spread automatically using its own means. However, it can spread via email on demand.
Spybot.ADW is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.