Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Microsoft Releases a Malicious Software Removal Tool

This tool will check to see if your computer has been infected for malicious software (example: Blaster, Sasser and MyDoom). If these malicious software are found on your computer, it will remove it. This tool is constantly updated on the Tuesday of each month so please check back at this link and download the updates.

The Malicious Software Removal tool can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356&displaylang=en

The following Viruses and Worms are removed by the software tool:


Malicious software family
Tool version
Current Severity Rating
Win32/Berbew (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Berbew)
January 2005 (V 1.0)
Low
Win32/Doomjuice (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Doomjuice)
January 2005 (V 1.0)
Low
Win32/Gaobot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Gaobot)
January 2005 (V 1.0)
Moderate
Win32/MSBlast (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/MSBlast)
January 2005 (V 1.0)
Moderate
Win32/Mydoom (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Mydoom)
January 2005 (V 1.0)
Low
Win32/Nachi (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Nachi)
January 2005 (V 1.0)
Low
Win32/Sasser (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Sasser)
January 2005 (V 1.0)
Low
Win32/Zindos (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Zindos)
January 2005 (V 1.0)
Low
Win32/Korgo (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Korgo)
February 2005 (V 1.1)
Low
Win32/Netsky (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Netsky)
February 2005 (V 1.1)
Moderate
Win32/Randex (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Randex)
February 2005 (V 1.1)
Low
Win32/Zafi (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Zafi)
February 2005 (V 1.1)
Low
Win32/Bagle (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Bagle)
March 2005 (V 1.2)
Moderate
Win32/Bropia (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Bropia)
March 2005 (V 1.2)
Low
Win32/Goweh (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Goweh)
March 2005 (V 1.2)
Low
Win32/Sober (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Sober)
March 2005 (V 1.2)
Low
Win32/Sobig (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Sobig)
March 2005 (V 1.2)
Low
Win32/Hackdef** (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=win32/hackdef)
April 2005 (V 1.3)
Low
Win32/Mimail (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=win32/mimail)
April 2005 (V 1.3)
Low
Win32/Rbot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=win32/rbot)
April 2005 (V 1.3)
Moderate
Win32/Sdbot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Sdbot)
May 2005 (V 1.4)
Moderate
WinNT/Ispro (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=WinNT/Ispro)
May 2005 (V 1.4)
Moderate
Win32/Kelvir (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Kelvir)
June 2005 (V 1.5)
Low
Win32/Lovgate (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Lovgate)
June 2005 (V 1.5)
Moderate
Win32/Mytob (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Mytob)
June 2005 (V 1.5)
Moderate
Win32/Spybot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Spybot)
June 2005 (V 1.5)
Moderate
Win32/Hacty (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Hacty)
July 2005 (V 1.6)
Low
Win32/Optix (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Optix)
July 2005 (V 1.6)
Low
Win32/Optixpro (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Optixpro)
July 2005 (V 1.6)
Low
Win32/Purstiu (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Purstiu)
July 2005 (V 1.6)
Low
Win32/Wootbot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Wootbot)
July 2005 (V 1.6)
Moderate
Win32/Bagz (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Bagz)
August 2005 (V 1.7)
Low
Win32/Dumaru (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Dumaru)
August 2005 (V 1.7)
Low
Win32/Spyboter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Spyboter)
August 2005 (V 1.7)
Low
Win32/Zotob.A (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Worm:Win32/Zotob.A)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Zotob.B (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Worm:Win32/Zotob.B)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Zotob.C (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Worm:Win32/Zotob.C)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Zotob.D (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Worm:Win32/Zotob.D)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Zotob.E (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Worm:Win32/Zotob.E)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Bobax.O (http://www.microsoft.com/security/encyclopedia/details.aspx?name=Win32/Bobax.O@mm)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Esbot.A (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Worm:Win32/Esbot.A)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Rbot.MA (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=backdoor:Win32/Rbot.MA)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Rbot.MB (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=backdoor:Win32/Rbot.MB)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Rbot.MC (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=backdoor:Win32/Rbot.MC)
August 2005 A (V 1.7.1)
Low
Win32/Bobax (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Bobax)
September 2005 (V 1.8)
Low
Win32/Esbot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Esbot)
September 2005 (V 1.8)
Low
Win32/Gael (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Gael)
September 2005 (V 1.8)
Moderate
Win32/Yaha (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Yaha)
September 2005 (V 1.8)
Low
Win32/Zotob (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Zotob)
September 2005 (V 1.8)
Low
Win32/Antinny (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Antinny)
October 2005 (V 1.9)
Moderate
Win32/Gibe (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Gibe)
October 2005 (V 1.9)
Low
Win32/Mywife (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Mywife)
October 2005 (V 1.9)
Low
Win32/Wukill (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Wukill)
October 2005 (V 1.9)
Moderate
Win32/Bugbear (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Bugbear)
November 2005 (V 1.10)
Moderate
Win32/Codbot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Codbot)
November 2005 (V 1.10)
Moderate
Win32/Mabutu (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Mabutu)
November 2005 (V 1.10)
Moderate
Win32/Opaserv (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Opaserv)
November 2005 (V 1.10)
Low
Win32/Swen (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Swen)
November 2005 (V 1.10)
Low
Win32/IRCBot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/IRCBot)
December 2005 (V 1.11)
Moderate
Win32/Ryknos (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Ryknos)
December 2005 (V 1.11)
Low
WinNT/F4IRootkit (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=WinNT/F4IRootkit)
December 2005 (V 1.11)
Moderate
Win32/Bofra (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Bofra)
January 2006 (V 1.12)
Low
Win32/Maslan (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Maslan)
January 2006 (V 1.12)
Moderate
Win32/Parite (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Parite)
January 2006 (V 1.12)
Moderate
Win32/Alcan (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Alcan)
February 2006 (V 1.13)
Moderate
Win32/Badtrans (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Badtrans)
February 2006 (V 1.13)
Low
Win32/Eyeveg (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Eyeveg)
February 2006 (V 1.13)
Moderate
Win32/Magistr (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Magistr)
February 2006 (V 1.13)
Low
Win32/Atak (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Atak)
March 2006 (V 1.14)
Moderate
Win32/Torvil (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Torvil)
March 2006 (V 1.14)
Moderate
Win32/Zlob (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=Win32/Zlob)
March 2006 (V 1.14)
Moderate

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