|Short Description||The threat replicates itself and may open a backdoor connection.|
|Symptoms||Connections to foreign hosts. Unfamiliar executable files replicating.|
|Distribution Method||Online file sharing software, others.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to follow the discussion about W32.Wabot.B.|
Beware of a worm going by the name of W32.Wabot.B. It is a variant of the wabot family and the worm has been reported to download malicious files on the affected PC from a remote server. Security experts strongly advise users to beware when they use their online file sharing services and also to carefully monitor the web sites they visit. Security experts recommend monitoring active connection from remote hosts to the PC itself. Users are also advised to watch for In case you have this worm, we have provided removal instructions after the article.
W32.Wabot.B – How Did I Get It?
One way to get affected by this worm is by using online file-sharing programs such as DC++ as well as intranet. There is also a possibility that a trojan.downloader may have inserted the threat from a remote location.
A good way to prevent such attacks from entering your PC in the future is to make sure that you use adequate firewall as well the proper protection software, but most of all, you should not in any way leave unfamiliar executable files unchecked. It is advisable to upload such files to online scanners such as virustotal.com that scan the file with multiple definitions and mechanisms.
W32.Wabot.B – More about It
Once launched on the affected computer, the cyber threat replicates its executables with random information embedded up to the ending. Here is an example, provided by Symantec of files that were created in a win32dc folder, located in %Windir%.
→BattleField 1942 serial.exe
Doom 3 cheat.exe
Silent Hill 4_cdfix.exe
Judging by the executables the worm targets primarily gamers, but it may also be modified to target other specific groups of users.
Once created copies of itself, the worm then begins looking for files with the word “share” in them and from the following formats as well:
The cyber threat then makes files that contain the absolutely same name and it also creates modifications to make them have the same length. The worm also makes an attempt to connect to us.undernet.org – a suspicious IRC server by using a random nickname. What the worm does afterwards is join a channel, going by the name of #vdm in IRC. It is also reported to use the passkey “fuck21”.
After this has been done the worm may be directly controlled with commands from us.undernet.org to jumpstart it into acting. It has the capability to:
- Download files from a backdoor.
- Collect system information
- Replicate itself and spread
Removing W32.Wabot.B Completely
In order to fully get rid of this online threat, you should make sure you follow the step by step manual illustrated belwow. What is more, it is highly advisable to employ a powerful anti-malware tool to help prevent further threats and restrict this worm from spreading and installing other malware on the PC.
Experts recommend to not simply look for and delete affected files and objects manually since it is more sophisticated than that. Instead, the connection for the internet should be immediately disconnected to restrict the worm. After this you should follow this manual.
- Guide 1: How to Remove W32.Wabot.B from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of W32.Wabot.B from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove W32.Wabot.B from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase W32.Wabot.B from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall W32.Wabot.B from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove W32.Wabot.B from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate W32.Wabot.B from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove W32.Wabot.B from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove W32.Wabot.B
Step 2: Uninstall W32.Wabot.B and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by W32.Wabot.B on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by W32.Wabot.B there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of W32.Wabot.B from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall W32.Wabot.B and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove W32.Wabot.B via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove W32.Wabot.B from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase W32.Wabot.B from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall W32.Wabot.B from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove W32.Wabot.B from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the W32.Wabot.B will be removed.
Eliminate W32.Wabot.B from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.