W32/Agobot-OW

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

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Aliases

  • W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.f

Characteristics

  • Turns off anti virus applications
  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Modifies data on the computer
  • Steals information
  • Downloads code from the internet

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

Change any data that may have become compromised.

Check your administrator passwords and review network security.

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 entries, if they are 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\RunServices
wmon
jusched.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
wmon
jusched.exe

and delete them if they exist.

Close the registry editor.

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