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Name winlink32.exe


W32.Gaobot.AAY is a minor variant of W32.Gaobot.SY.
Also known as: W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen, W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.d,
This worm attempts to spread through network shares with weak passwords.
It also allows attackers to access an infected computer using a predetermined IRC channel.
Sniffs HTTP, FTP, and IRC traffic.
Disables other worms by deleting their files, associated registry values, and by terminating their processes.
Steals the Windows product ID and CD keys from some video games.
The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including:
DCOM RPC, WebDav, Workstation service buffer overrun, etc.

Sending itself to the backdoor ports that the Beagle and Mydoom families of worms open.

Copies itself as:

Adds the string value: "Winlink"="winlink32.exe"
to these registry keys:

Terminates a long list of processes, including: irun4.exe; i11r54n4.exe; winsys.exe; bbeagle.exe; taskmon.exe
Make any attempts to connect to some Web sites fail.
Starts an FTP server on a randomly selected TCP port.

Manual removal:
Navigate to each of the following keys:
and delete the value: "Winlink"="winlink32.exe"

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