Published Jan 12, 2005|Updated Sep 15, 2017


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: W32.Randex (Symantec) W32/Sdbot.worm (McAfee) WORM_RANDEX (Trend Micro) W32/Randex (Sophos)

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
Win32/Randex is a family of worms that targets PCs running Microsoft Windows 9x, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP. T
he worm scans randomly-generated IP addresses to attempt to spread to network shares with weak passwords. After the worm infects a PC, it connects to an IRC server to receive commands from the attacker. If your PC is infected by this worm, you might notice crashes or slowdowns during normal operation.


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