Wootbot

Classification

Malware

Backdoor

W32

Wootbot, Backdoor.Wootbot.gen, Backdoor.Win32.Wootbot.gen, Backdoor.Wootbot, Backdoor.Win32.Wootbot, Win32.HLLW.ForBot, W32.Spybot.Worm, W32/Forbot, Win32.ForBot, WORM_WOOTBOT

Summary

Wootbot identifies a large family of backdoor programs.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Manual Disinfection

CAUTION Manual disinfection is a risky process; it is recommended only for advanced users.

Manual disinfection for Wootbot 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.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Find out more

Knowledge Base

Find the latest advice in our Community Knowledge Base.

User Guide

See the user guide for your product on the Help Center.

Contact Support

Chat with or call an expert for help.

Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

These tools allow to contol victims' computers remotely by sending specific commands to them. Also these backdoors can steal data and spread to computers vulnerable to exploits. In addition Wootbot is capable of working as a proxy and can use strong encryption of its connections.