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MeteorBot.A

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

It sends information about the affected computer to its author, such as computer name, IP address or operating system. It reaches the computer in a file with an EXE extension and the icon of Superman.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Sept. 1, 2008
Detection updated on:Sept. 2, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MeteorBot.A is a backdoor that sends information about the affected computer to its author, such as computer name, IP address, operating system...

MeteorBot.A reaches the computer in a file with an EXE extension and the icon of Superman. However, it does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MeteorBot.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file with the icon of Superman and the name ICONOS.EXE:

  • When it is run, it displays the following picture: