Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Backdoor

Aliases: 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

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically handle a harmful program or file by either deleting or renaming it.

Network Disinfection

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

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.

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About the product

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Submit a sample

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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.