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Name windns32.exe


W32.Gaobot.WX is a worm that attempts to spread through network shares that have weak passwords.
It allows attackers to access an infected computer through IRC.

Also Known As: WORM_AGOBOT.WN,, W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.g

Copies itself as %System%\Windns32.exe.
Adds the value: "WinDNS" = "windns32.exe"
to the registry keys:

Connects to an IRC server and listens for commands.
Allows an attacker to control an infected computer:
- Download and execute files
- Steal system information
- Steal CD keys for various video games
- Take screenshots
- Terminate processes
- Run a SOCKS server on a compromised system

Uses a list of user names and passwords.
Ends many processes that are associated with the antivirus and firewall software.
Attempts to delete the files and registry values associated with other worms.

Use antivirus (also check How To Remove section)Startup Optimizer to remove it from startup.

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