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IT security experts have warned of a worm that purports to be Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) anti-piracy tool.
WGA has recently been branded as 'spyware' in that it collects unnecessary hardware and software data from users' PCs.
The Cuebot-K worm spreads via AOL Instant Messenger, registering itself as a new system driver service called 'wgavn'. It carries the display name 'Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Notification', and runs automatically during system startup.
Cuebot-K IM worm poses as Windows Genuine Advantage [vnunet.com]
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Aliases: Exploit-DcomRpc, W32/Cuebot-B
This is Trend Micro's detection for an IRC backdoor program that connects to a remote IRC server. It allows a remote user to log on to a certain account and gain control over affected systems. ...
Aliases: Backdoor.Sdbot, Exploit-DcomRpc, W32/Cuebot-A, Win32.Cuebot.A
This worm takes advantage of the Windows Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) vulnerability. For more information about this Windows vulnerability, please ref...
Aliases: Exploit-DcomRpc, W32/Cuebot-C, Win32.Cuebot.C
This memory-resident worm spreads by dropping a copy of itself in the IPC$ network share of target machines. It attempts to access this share by exploiting the RPC/DCOM vulnerability present...
Also - will a virus scan rid me of this - or do I need to get a specialist trojan hunter program?
Actually I am looking to disable that warning but yet to find how.
My AV PC-Cillin protect against it, go on line with PCC I think you may perform an onlime scan.
type regedit enter
and test for all the virus names.
Please DO NOT DEL ANYTHING FROM THE REG UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DO.
go on line and check for instructions on removal