Published Jan 27, 2010|Updated Apr 16, 2011

Win32/Pushbot

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.ca (McAfee) SDBot.gen8 (Norman) W32.Palevo (Symantec) P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo (Kaspersky)

Win32/Pushbot is detection for a family of malware that spreads via MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and AIM when commanded to by a remote attacker. This worm contains backdoor functionality that allows unauthorized access and control of an affected machine.

 

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