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Bck/Bifrost.gen

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

It is designed to steal control the computer remotely and to send it instructions which can be of any type. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:Aug. 11, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 8, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bck/Bifrost.gen is a backdoor designed to control the affected computer remotely and to send it any type of instructions.

It injects itself into the Internet Explorer process in order to bypass the firewall and to establish a connection that allows an attacking user to control the computer remotely and to send instructions to the backdoor.

Bck/Bifrost.gen does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bck/Bifrost.gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.