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OptixPro.BT

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:OptixPro.BT
Technical name:Bck/Optixpro.BT
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , across the Internet, via email, via IRC.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 26, 2007
Detection updated on:March 26, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

OptixPro.BT 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: passwords saved by certain Windows services.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it awaits remote-control orders received through IRC or FTP.

 

OptixPro.BT prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

 

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.

 

OptixPro.BT uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
  • IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

OptixPro.BT is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It displays false error messages when it is run.