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|Effects: ||It opens a communications port and spreads rapidly among KaZaA and iMesh users.|
|First detected on:||March 20, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 31, 2006|
Kwbot.Gen is a worm that spreads through the P2P (peer-to-peer) file-sharing applications: KaZaA and iMesh.
Kwbot.Gen creates a large number of copies of itself in the directory Windows. The names of these files refer to IT applications, games, etc. By doing this, other users will download copies of the virus to their computer, thinking that they are downloading utilities.
For a list of the files created by Kwbot.Gen, click here.
Kwbot.Gen has a Trojan component that opens a communications port. By doing this, it leaves the infected computer vulnerable to remote attacks.
Kwbot.Gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has infected a computer.