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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Jul 25, 2005 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Spybot.worm.gen (McAfee) W32.Spybot.Worm (Symantec) Backdoor.Spyboter (Symantec) WORM_SPYBOT.GEN (Trend Micro)


Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
Win32/Spyboter is a family of backdoor trojans that targets certain versions of Microsoft Windows.
The trojan injects code into explorer.exe and allows attackers to control the PC through an IRC channel. 

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.

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You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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