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W32.Spybot.ACYR - New Symantec Removal Tool

Symantec has published a removal tool for the new Spybot.ACYR worm which manipulates the SYM06-010 vulnerability within the Norton or Symantec anti-virus product itself, (along with several popular Windows exploits).  Symantec users should apply the AV updates offered by the vendor during Spring 2006, if they have not done so yet.  The removal tool is beneficial as Spybot embeds itself within the Windows registry and it is tough to remove manually. 

W32.Spybot.ACYR - New Symantec Removal Tool


ezzat said:


# June 14, 2007 3:49 AM

Issa said:

Hie there....i can say that i got hit by this worm and my network 0f 40 machines went down not to mention the server itself and we lost ALL DATA machines automaticall backup data at a given time of the day and little did i know that all the data that was being backed was infected and now my servers hit. I am sick and tired of this F@#&ing worm and it seems to avoid all the antiviruses i have used...any suggestions?

# January 18, 2008 4:34 AM

Internet Security said:

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# July 5, 2008 10:49 AM