Published Jul 06, 2008|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Slenfbot

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Win32/Slenfbot is a worm that can spread via instant messaging programs, which may include MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and Skype. It may also spread via removable drives or exploiting the MS06-040 vulnerability. This worm spreads automatically via shares, but must be ordered to spread via exploit or instant messaging by a remote attacker. The worm also contains backdoor functionality that allows unauthorized access to an affected machine.

 

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