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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sdbot.HCA

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sdbot.HCA
Technical name:Bck/Sdbot.HCA
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 15, 2006
Detection updated on:April 15, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sdbot.HCA 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.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality; it awaits remote-control orders received through IRC; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Sdbot.HCA 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.