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W32.Jabberbot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 24, 2013
Updated:
February 25, 2013 8:49:27 AM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
114,688 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Jabberbot is a worm that spreads through removable drives and opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 24, 2013 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 24, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 25, 2013 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 25, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 27, 2013
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads potentially malicious files and opens a back door.
  • Modifies Files: Deletes files.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals system information.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Removable drives.
Writeup By: Alan Neville

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