W32/Rbot-AER

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

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W32/Rbot-AER is a worm and IRC backdoor Trojan for the Windows platform.

W32/Rbot-AER runs continuously in the background, providing a backdoor server which allows a remote intruder to gain access and control over the computer via IRC channels.

When first run W32/Rbot-AER copies itself to <System>\msasp32.exe.

The following registry entries are created to run msasp32.exe on startup:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MS Auto-IPSec Protection
MSASP32.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
MS Auto-IPSec Protection
MSASP32.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
MS Auto-IPSec Protection
MSASP32.exe