Published Aug 31, 2004 | Updated Apr 16, 2011

Win32/Spybot

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

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.
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as Microsoft Security Essentials, or the Microsoft Safety Scanner. For more information about using antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/av.aspx.
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