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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||June 12, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||June 12, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
PortGate.A 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.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
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.
PortGate.A accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
PortGate.A 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.