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It uses the LSASS, RPC DCOM and WebDAV vulnerabilities in order to spread to as many computers as possible. It connects to an IRC server and waits for control commands. It allows to obtain information on the affected computer, run files, etc.
Gaobot.AAR is a worm with backdoor characteristics that belongs to the Gaobot worm family. This family has the following common characteristics:
In addition, certain variants of Gaobot:
If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computer, it is highly recommendable to download the security patches for the LSASS, RPC DCOM and WebDAV vulnerabilities from the Microsoft website.
Gaobot.AAR is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.
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