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Virus Encyclopedia

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Redirection.A

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Redirection.A
Technical name:Bck/Redirection.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It opens a port and waits for remote control orders, starts an FTP server in order to download and run files, and looks for computers that have the remote access application called VNC installed. It does not spread by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 24, 2007
Detection updated on:March 28, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Redirection.A is a backdoor that attempts to connect to a certain server, in order to gain remote access to the affected computer and take action that compromises user confidentiality.

Additionally, it starts an FTP server in order to download and run different files in the affected computer, and scans IP addresses in order to look for computers that have the program VNC installed. This application allows to access several systems remotely.

Redirection.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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Redirection.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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