W32/Rbot-QE

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

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Aliases

  • Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen
  • W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.p

Characteristics

  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Steals information
  • Downloads code from the internet
  • 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.

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.

Each user has a registry area named HKEY_USERS\[code number indicating user]\. For each user locate the entry:

HKU\[code number]\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Run\

and remove any reference to any file you deleted.

Close the registry editor.

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