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UPDATES - November 17, 2004

by Marianna Schmudlach / November 17, 2004 1:57 AM PST

New virus signature files for F-Prot Antivirus

New virus signature files for F-Prot Antivirus have been
released. These files are dated 17 November 2004 and contain
detection for W32/Bagle.AX and other new threats.

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NAV Live Update and Intelligent Updater
by roddy32 / November 17, 2004 5:11 AM PST

Intelligent Updater:
Virus Definitions created November 17
Virus Definitions released November 17
Norton AntiVirus Corp. Edition:
Defs Version: 61117f
Sequence Number: 38494
Extended Version: 11/17/2004 rev. 6
Total Viruses Detected: 68390

LiveUpdate:
Virus Definitions created November 17
Virus Definitions released November 17
Norton AntiVirus Corp. Edition:
Defs Version: 61117f
Sequence Number: 38494
Extended Version: 11/17/2004 rev. 6
Total Viruses Detected: 68390


Threat Severity Type Discovered
Hacktool.Rhtools Category 1 - -

Threat names changed for this release (4):
W32.Mydoom.AH@mm to W32.Bofra.D@mm
W32.Mydoom.AI@mm to W32.Bofra.A@mm
W32.Mydoom.AJ@mm to W32.Bofra.B@mm
W32.Mydoom.AK@mm to W32.Bofra.C@mm

Also added to Live Update were the ones that were also posted from the Intelligent Updater updates from the 13th to the 16th.

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Re: UPDATES - November 17, 2004
by akhenatonelmarna / November 17, 2004 5:57 AM PST

W32/Agobot-NZ hit today. It is a backdoor Trojan and worm which spreads to computers protected by weak passwords.

Each time the Trojan is run it attempts to connect to a remote IRC server and join a specific channel.

The Trojan then runs continuously in the background, allowing a remote intruder to access and control the computer via IRC channels.

The Trojan attempts to terminate and disable various anti-virus and security-related programs and modifies the HOSTS file.

Check your administrator passwords and review network security.

If you are infected and want to executive a manual repair, replace the Hosts file from a backup or edit it in Notepad to remove the changes that the worm has made.

You will also need to edit the following registry entries, if they are present:

At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type 'Regedit' and press Return. The registry editor opens.

Before you edit the registry, you should make a backup. On the 'Registry' menu, click 'Export Registry File'. In the 'Export range' panel, click 'All', then save your registry as Backup.

Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entries:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Gmsvc32
gmsvc32.exe

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
Gmsvc32
gmsvc32.exe

and delete them if they exist.

Close the registry editor.

Good luck!

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