Published Aug 14, 2005|Updated Apr 16, 2011


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: W32/Zotob.worm.b (McAfee) W32.Zotob.B (Symantec) Win32.Zotob.B (Trend Micro) W32/Zotob-B (Sophos) Zotob.B (CA) Zotob.B (Norman)

Worm:Win32/Zotob.B is a network worm that exploits the Plug-and-Play vulnerability fixed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039. The worm targets computers running Microsoft Windows 2000 that do not have MS05-039 installed. The worm can also infect computers running other versions of Windows operating systems if it is delivered through e-mail, instant messaging, or other routes.


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