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  wuamgrd16.exe

Name wuamgrd16.exe

Description

W32.Gaobot.AQS is a worm that spreads through open network shares and several Windows vulnerabilities.
It can act as a backdoor server program and attack other systems.
It attempts to stop the processes of many antivirus and security programs.
Attempts to end some virus processes.
Attempts to steal the product ID for Windows, and the CD keys of some computer games.

Copies itself to %System%\Wuamgrd16.exe.
Adds the value: "Microsoft Update"="wuamgrd16.exe"
to the registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Connects to a remote IRC server and awaits commands from the remote attacker.
Attempts to copy itself to other computers through the following remote administrative SMB shares: c$; d$; e$; print$; admin$
Upon successful authentication it copies itself to the remote system.
Schedules a Network job to run the worm on the remote system.

Use antivirus (also check How To Remove section)Startup Optimizer to automatically remove this worm.


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