Description published Aug 31, 2004|Description updated Apr 16, 2011


Alert level: High Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Win32/Spybot is a network worm that targets certain versions of Microsoft Windows. The worm can spread through writeable network shares that have weak administrator passwords, or through peer-to-peer, file-sharing programs. It can also spread by exploiting various Windows vulnerabilities. Win32/Spybot also has a backdoor component that allows attackers to control an infected computer.


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