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DarkProxy.H

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:DarkProxy.H
Technical name:Bck/DarkProxy.H
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It sends the information it has captured to a remote user. It listens on open ports in order to allow remote access to 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:March 13, 2007
Detection updated on:March 13, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

DarkProxy.H 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 captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: .

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.

 

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

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
  • It injects itself in running processes.

 

DarkProxy.H 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.