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WUAMGRD PROCESS INFORMATION

Process Name  : Wuamgrd.exe

Process Path : %SYSTEM%\Wuamgrd.exe [ C:\Windows\System32\Wuamgrd.exe ]

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name : Spybot Worm

Alias             : Backdoor.Sdbot.gen, Backdoor.Rbot.Gen , IRC/BackDoor.SdBot, WORM_SDBOT, and Worm.P2P.Spybot.gen

Threat level : Medium

Process Details :

                     Wuamgrd.exe process is a variant dropped by Spybot worm. It is a network worm spreads using KaZaA and IRC. This worm also spreads using network shares with weak password or no password. New variants of spybot worm spreads using vulnerability in Windows too.

                     When executed, Spybot worm copies to Windows System folder as wuamgrd.exe or winupdate.exe. New variants using different files name to infect. Then it modifies the registry RUN section to load automatically. The registry modification is given below.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
"Microsoft Update" = "wuamgrd.exe"

                     Spybot worm connects to IRC channel and allows full access to the infected system. Using this backdoor facility, hackers can steal data from the infected systems. This worm is also known as Backdoor.Sdbot.gen, Backdoor.Rbot.Gen , IRC/BackDoor.SdBot, WORM_SDBOT, and Worm.P2P.Spybot.gen.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated detection to wuamgrd.exe in signature file to protect users from this worm attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this worm. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

                   You need to install security patches from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com to close security hole in your Windows operating system. These steps to help ensure your PC is protected.

How to remove this worm?

                   If you are already infected with wuamgrd.exe process, run Solo anti-virus and choose Delete option to remove the worm components. 

                   Solo antivirus can detect and remove Spybot aka Sdbot worm safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

                   Solo anti-virus not only scans for all viruses, it contains a unique System Integrity Checker to protect you from New Internet Worms, Backdoors and malicious VB, Java Scripts. It also effectively removes all existing Internet Worms, File viruses, malicious VB, Java scripts, Trojans, Backdoors, boot sector, partition table and macro viruses.

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