W32/Agobot-IF

Category: Viruses and Spyware
Type: Win32 worm
Prevalence: No Reports

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Aliases

  • Gaobot
  • Nortonbot
  • Phatbot
  • Polybot.

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

Change any data that may have become compromised.

Download and install the Microsoft patches mentioned above.

Renaming the registry editor

  • Using Windows explorer, browse to the Windows folder (usually C:\Windows or C:\Winnt) right-click Regedit.exe and make a copy of it.
  • Rename the copy of Regedit.exe to Regedit.com.
  • At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type 'Regedit.com' and press Return. The registry editor opens.

You will also need to edit the following registry entries, if they are present. Please read the warning about editing the registry.

Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entries:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
OCXUPDT32 = ocxupdt32.exe

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\
OCXUPDT32 = ocxupdt32.exe

and delete them if they exist.

Close the registry editor.

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