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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Zapchast.ET

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

It connects to IRC channels and waits for remote commands ordered by an attacking user. It reaches the computer in an email message about Michael Jackson which has been sent massively.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 20, 2009
Detection updated on:July 21, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Zapchast.ET is a backdoor which is designed to connect to IRC channels and wait for instructions that allow an attacking user to access and control the computer remotely.

Zapchast.ET reaches the computer in an email message about Michael Jackson which has been sent massively.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Zapchast.ET is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message about Michael Jackson which has been sent massively. This message contains an attached file which belongs to a copy of Zapchast.ET.

When it is run, a picture of Michael Jackson like the following is displayed: