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VBS.TheThing

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VBS.TheThing
Technical name:VBS/TheThing
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  It allows a hacker to gain remote access to the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

VBS.TheThing is a backdoor type Trojan that opens a communication port and installs a server program in the affected computer. Through the combination of these two actions, the hacker can gain access to the resources of the affected computer in order to carry out some of these actions, among others:

  • Run a program.
  • Restart the computer.

VBS.TheThing reaches computers in a file that tricks the user into thinking that it is a harmless application. However, when the user runs the file, the Trojan is installed on the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

VBS.TheThing is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has reached a computer.

If the computer runs some applications or restart for no apparent reason, VBS.TheThing may have infected the computer.