Category: Viruses and Spyware Protection available since:10 Dec 2003 00:00:00 (GMT)
Type: Win32 worm Last Updated:10 Dec 2003 00:00:00 (GMT)
Prevalence: Small Number of Reports

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  • Worm.P2P.SpyBot.gen
  • W32.Spybot.Worm

Affected Operating Systems


Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

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 entry:

eth0 driver = exec.exe

and delete it if it exists.

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\RunOnce\
eth0 driver = exec.exe

and delete it if it exists.

Close the registry editor and reboot your computer.

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