W32/Rbot-TE

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

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Characteristics

  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Steals information
  • Downloads code from the internet
  • 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
Windows Online Updater
dllman.exe

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
Windows Online Updater
dllman.exe

and delete them if they exist.

Close the registry editor.

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