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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

RockXp4

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:RockXp4
Technical name:HackTool/RockXp4
Threat level:Medium
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:   It allows to carry out dangerous actions for the victims of attacks. It downloads or drops other malware. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X; IIS

First detected on:Oct. 9, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 26, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

RockXp4 is a hacking tool. These are programs designed to enable malicious users to cause or facilitate action detrimental to the target computer.

However, under certain circumstances (for example with network administrators), they could be used to check the security status, possible attack channels (in order to minimize risks), etc.

These tools, even though they are not by nature viruses, are considered as dangerous to victims of attacks.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: downloads or drops other malware on the computer: Samdump.

 

RockXp4 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.