Threat Description

Other:​W32/Bot

Details

Aliases:Other:​W32/Bot, Other:​W32/Bot
Category:Malware
Type:Other
Platform:W32

Summary



A malicious program that does not fall into any other malware category.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



This is the Bot General Information page.

This page provides a brief overview of what Botis and how it functions. For more information on this topic, please see Terminology:Bot.

Alternatively, you may have been directed to this general page because there is currently no description page available for the specific malicious program you are looking for.

About Bots

A bot is a malicious program that, once installed on a computer, 'ropes' the infected system into a network of similarly affected systems known as a botnet. The individual computers in a botnet may also be referred to as a bot or a zombie.

A botnet can be used to perform major operations, such as launching a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on a website, sending out vast quantities of spam e-mail and so on. The botnet is under the control of an attacker, sometimes referred to as a botherder.

Trojans and Worms can have bot-like capabilities.For a representative example of malware with bot capability, see:






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