Category: Viruses and Spyware
Type: Win32 worm
Prevalence: Small Number of Reports

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  • Backdoor.Agobot.gen
  • W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.j
  • virus
  • Win32/Agobot.NBZ
  • trojan
  • W32.HLLW.Gaobot.gen

Affected Operating Systems


Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

Replace the Hosts file from a backup or edit it in Notepad to remove the changes that the worm has made.

You will also need to edit the following registry entry, if it is present. Please read the warning about editing the registry.

At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type 'Regedit' and press Return. The registry editor opens.

Before you edit the registry, you should make a backup. On the 'Registry' menu, click 'Export Registry File'. In the 'Export range' panel, click 'All', then save your registry as Backup.

Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Video Display
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\Video Display

and delete them if they exist.

Close the registry editor.

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