W32/Sdbot-WD

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

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Aliases

  • Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.gen
  • W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.h

Characteristics

  • Turns off anti virus applications
  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Modifies data on the computer
  • Deletes files off the computer
  • Steals information

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

Replace the Hosts file from a backup or edit it in Notepad to remove the changes that the worm has made.

Windows NT/2000/XP/2003

In Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 you will also need to edit the following registry entries. The removal of these entries is optional in Windows 95/98/Me. 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 entries:

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

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

and remove any reference to any file you deleted.

Close the registry editor.

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