Danger level 7
Type: Malware


W32.rixobotgen1 is considered Malicious Software, and can further be classified as a Potentially Dangerous Tool, is installed onto a system without the user’s knowledge or content.

Originally designed for the use of safe-guarding children against pornographic websites, and other such harmful websites, W32.rixobotgen1 is thus further be classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).

A Potentially Dangerous Tool (also known as a PUP) is an application that is not harmful in its design, the only time this type of tool will become a PC threat is if deployed by unauthorized parties, for potentially malicious intent.

W32.rixobotgen1 is further given the classification as a low risk application, which generally speaking should do no harm to a computer system, unless installed without the knowledge or permission from the system’s user.

Being a low risk program, W32.rixobotgen1 may track online habits - as provided for in a privacy policy or End User License Agreement (EULA) - or may display advertising within the applications themselves, these programs have only vague, minimal or negligible effects on the system’s privacy.

It has been claimed that if W32.rixobotgen1 allows for the unauthorized access to an infected PC, then W32.rixobotgen1 will then have capability to spread over a network exploiting various Windows vulnerabilities.

W32.rixobotgen1 may come bundled with other malware and ensure that they are executed each time Windows starts. A malicious Trojan horse or Bot may represent a higher security risk for the compromised system and/or its network environment.

Accordingly, W32.rixobotgen1 may be considered a malicious backdoor Trojan infection that runs in the background and allows remote access to the compromised system.

W32.rixobotgen1 has been seen to display the following behavior:

* Created as a process on disk
* Deleted as a process from disk
* Enabled as an In Process Object/Server - Common with DLL Injections
* Added as a Registry Key (DELAY) to auto start Programs on system start up
* Registered as a Dynamic Link Library File

The best thing to do to rid any computer system of the presence of W32.rixobotgen1 and all its components, would be to employ the services of a fully functional and up to date, not to mention legitimate antispyware tool.

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