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Emogen.B

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

It is designed to connect to a remote server through which the computer can be remotely controlled by an attacking user. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 26, 2008
Detection updated on:Dec. 26, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Emogen.B is a backdoor which connects to a server through which it can be remotely controlled by a malicious user.

This would allow him to carry out malicious actions, such as downloading any type of files or stealing information from the computer, among others.

Emogen.B does not spread automatically by its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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