W32/Agobot-RR

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

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Aliases

  • Downloader.Win32.Agent.mg
  • W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.j

Characteristics

  • Turns off anti virus applications
  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Reduces system security
  • Records keystrokes
  • Installs itself in the registry

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

Change any data that may have become compromised.

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

To renable DCOM you can edit the registry, but it's better to use Dcomcnfg.exe. See Microsoft article 825750 for details.

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\Run

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

and remove any reference to any file you deleted.

Close the registry editor.

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