W32.Esbot family of worms

August 15, 2005

W32.Esbot family of worms spread by exploiting the Microsoft Windows Plug and Play Service Vulnerability, as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039. This worm targets Windows 2000/XP/2003 computers.

W32.Esbot.A has been detected on several computers on campus.

Removal

You can find more information and removal instructions as tools for each variant from Symantec from the following links: