W32/Sdbot-GO

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

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Aliases

  • W32/Sdbot.worm.gen
  • Backdoor.IRCBot.gen

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

Check your administrator passwords and review network security.

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\Auto Start
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\Auto Start
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\Auto Start

and delete them if they exist.

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

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

HKU\[code number]\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\RunOnce\Auto Start

and delete them if they exist.

Close the registry editor and reboot your computer.

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