Threat Description

Backdoor: W32/RBot

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Backdoor
Platform: W32
Aliases: Backdoor:W32/RBot, Backdoor.Rbot.gen, Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen, Backdoor.RBot, Backdoor.Win32.RBot, W32/RBot-A

Summary


A remote administration utility that bypasses normal security mechanisms to secretly control a program, computer or network.



Removal


Automatic action

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

Manual Disinfection

Manual disinfection for RBot backdoor requires renaming of an infected file, usually located in Windows or Windows System folder and restarting a system.

Please note that the backdoor's file may have read-only, system and hidden attributes, so Windows Explorer has to be configured to show such files. For more information, please see the Backdoor description.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

Contact Support

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You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more assistance.

Network Disinfection

For general instructions on disinfecting a local network infection, please see Eliminating A Local Network Outbreak.



Technical Details


Backdoor:W32/RBot is a large family of backdoors - remote administration utility program that, once installed on a computer, allows a user access and control it over a network or the Internet. When used maliciously, these programs allow a remote attacker to control the infected computer, usually without the knowledge or consent of the system's main user(s).

A remote attacker may use the backdoor to perform a variety of actions, such as stealing data, executing commands on the affected machine or accessing other machines on a local network.



Detection


F-Secure Anti-Virus (FSAV) detects many RBot backdoor variants generically as 'Backdoor.RBot.gen'. Some of them are detected exactly. At the moment of the creation of this description FSAV detected Backdoor.RBot.A - Backdoor.RBot.BM variants exactly.




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