W32.Gaobot.DEY is a network-aware worm with back door capabilities that spreads to network shares protected by weak passwords and can be controlled through IRC channels. It also attempts to lower security settings by blocking access to security related Web sites and terminating processes.

It affects Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP, and has a medium level damage rating. For more information see: