W32/Rbot-ALT

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

Download Download our free Virus Removal Tool - Find and remove threats your antivirus missed

Aliases

  • Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.xk

Characteristics

  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Reduces system security
  • Installs itself in the registry
  • Leaves non infected files on computer

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

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.

download Try Sophos products for free
Download now