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Backdoor.gen

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Backdoor.gen
Technical name:Generic Backdoor
Threat level:Low
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:July 12, 2005
Detection updated on:April 21, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Backdoor.gen is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.

 

Backdoor.gen does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.