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Lootseek.NL

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lootseek.NL
Technical name:Trj/Lootseek.NL
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It awaits remote-control orders to carry out. 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/98/95/3.X

First detected on:April 3, 2008
Detection updated on:April 3, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lootseek.NL is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

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

 

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

  • It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.

 

Lootseek.NL 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.